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Active living and positive attitudes, secrets to keep Relay honorary chairs going strong By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

Cancer touches everyone in some way, and the American Cancer Society aims to stomp out the disease that knows few boundaries. Young or old, male or female, active or sedentary, cancer doesn’t stop at any designated line people might establish. This year’s Relay For Life Honorary Chairpeople are a cross section of Chester County’s population. They might never cross paths in their day-to-day life, but because all three have fought cancer, they are part of a local network of survivors. Each year, the Relay For Life

ROBERT JONES committee selects three cancer survivors to represent the Relay event to the community. This year, the honorary chairs are Robert Jones, a 97-year-old farmer and avid bowler; Danny Jones, a P.E. coach and local

City Board proposes budget The Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in a special budget session on Thursday, April 14, to discuss proposals for the new budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Mayor Bobby King stated that there are no proposed tax increases for the upcoming year, and the board intends to restore longevity pay to city employees, along with a two

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percent raise. At 6 p.m. April 28, the board will meet with department heads except for the utility department. The board will discuss the utility budget at a meeting in May. The meeting will be held at the Henderson City Hall, 121 Crook Ave. in the first floor conference room. All meetings of the City Board are open to the public.

DANNY JONES sports official; and Hope Shull, library director at FreedHardeman University and a runner. Each individual has survived a different type of cancer, but all three are fighters and well deserving of the title of

HOPE SHULL Olympics. In 1990, Jones was diagnosed with colon cancer. His doctor discovered the cancer during a routine visit, and Jones took a 12-month course of See RELAY, Page 3-A

City board to examine recycling options, authorizes go-ahead for new traffic signal By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

The Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen decided during last Thursday’s meeting that they will examine potential options for citywide recycling over the next six months. The city contracts with the landfill to dispose of the trash that is

Long-time Commissioner Leon Robison passes Monday Waymon Leon Robison, of Jacks Creek, passed away Monday at Jackson-Madison County General H o s p i t a l . Robison, 79, had served as a member of the Chester County Commission for 24 years. Services with military honors were Wednesday, April 20, at Milledgeville Cemetery, with Shackelford Funeral DirectorsCasey Chapel in charge. Robison, known as “Poncho” or “Peach Man,” was on the county budget committee for 12 years, and as chairman of the county’s jail committee he

2011 Relay For Life Honorary Chairperson. Robert Jones At 97-years-old, Robert Jones is still going strong. He lives by himself, drives, bowls every week, and is active in the senior

helped secure the land for the new Chester County Justice Center. F o r m e r Chester County Mayor Troy Kilzer described Robison as, “a good man.” “When he made up his mind what was good and right for Chester County, he would not change it,” said Kilzer. “He had a good head on him. He thought things through. “He sought the best for Chester County,” Kilzer continued. “He was a good friend. Chester County will miss him.” (See complete obituary, Page 10-A.)

picked up each week in Henderson, and last year the city disposed of 2,773 tons of garbage. In 2010, the city paid approximately $70,000 for the tipping fee. The tipping fee currently runs about $152 per trip, and the contractors average 12 to 13 trips per week. According to the contract the city must be given six months notice before any changes take place, and due to rising gas costs and additional fees, the annual tipping fee could increase by $35,000 in the coming year. Therefore, Mayor Bobby King asked the board to consider new possibilities for trash disposal, such as recycling. “We’re looking for something to do down the road,” King said. He emphasized that he is encouraging the city to look at recycling as a means of offsetting the cost of the landfill tipping fee. Chester County has already implemented a recycling program, which has become one of the more profitable recycling endeavors in West Tennessee. By selling the recyclables to salvage, the county makes money on recycling. Since the city coordinates with the county to remove the unrecycled trash,

King added, “They’re looking at us maybe going to some kind of recycling pick up that brings it [the recyclables] to them.” The county has offered to halve the proceeds of recycling with the city, and the profit would help offset the cost of disposing of the unrecycled garbage. One of the options the board plans to consider is a bag system, in which the city would provide residents with a bag for recyclables. Residents would fill their bag with a mix of paper, aluminum, and plastic items for recycling, and once the bag is full, they would place it outside with their regular trash. A second truck would gather all the recycling bags and take them to the recycling center to be sorted. Pick up crews would leave a new bag at homes where they picked up recyclables. Alderman Keith Smith approved strongly in favor of a citywide recycling program. Despite extra costs from gas, he foresees the city ultimately saving money through the creation of such a program. “If you recycle, that’s less to carry out there to pay a tipping fee on,” he said. “Less garbage going out there weight-wise See CITY, Page 2-A

Crossroads and Pillars: TODAY’S WEATHER

NFL great shares philosophy with FHU Benefit attendees According to former Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George, more than 70 percent of former NFL players experience drug addiction, bankruptcy, or divorce following their careers. In order to avoid those pitfalls, George said he established four pillars to live his life by – pillars that allowed him to face a crossroads in his life and move forward to post-football success. George related those experiences to the audience at the Freed-Hardeman University Sports Advisory Benefit Dinner

Friday at Brewer Sports Center. Thousands of dollars were raised at the event to aid the school’s sports teams. The event included a silent auction, and roast beef au jus and grilled chicken breast dinner, as well as a live auction, concluded with the address by George. Highlight of the auction was a Titans’ No. 27 Eddie George game-used jersey which brought $950. Other items included an Ohio State jersey (George’s alma mater), as well See GEORGE, Page 7-A

As a pro football player, Eddie George excited the fans of the NFL Tennessee Titans. Friday at Freed-Hardeman University, George excited the crowd attending the annual Sports Advisory Council Benefit Dinner.

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City equals less trips, so we save money. One bag [per household] is all it takes.” King reminded the board that they have six months to discuss it, and many questions remain. One of the main concerns the aldermen addressed is whether or not residents would actually participate. Smith estimated that 20 percent of residents might recycle, but while the program would be strictly voluntary, the board needs greater numbers to be effective. Aldermen Buel Maness and Tim Faulkner were appointed to the recycling committee work-study program. “I’d like to have some information as to which way we want to go,” King told the newly appointed committee.

During delegations, Kenneth Maness of North Ave. addressed the board to ask about why the City had sent him an order to quit holding “yard sales” at his home. “I was having yard sales up there, and everybody else was having yard sales up there, but you sent me a letter telling me I could have no more yard sales,” he said. Brent Beshires said that he had sent Maness a letter last fall because the frequent yard sales seemed to have progressed beyond the simple sale of unwanted household items and that Maness was buying and selling furniture without a business license. Parking along North Ave. has also become a problem during the sale periods. “The frequency of him having that and with him reselling property that he had purchased somewhere

else, we felt that it was more of a commercial endeavor than would be just a yard sale,” Beshires said. When asked how he defined a yard sale, Maness defined yard sales as “buying stuff and reselling it”; however, the board objected to that definition. Mayor King stated that the city’s definition was “families getting together to sell their own stuff and get rid of it. Most of them do it once or twice a year, and that’s fine.” Board members stated that several local businesses have complained because Maness has been buying and selling furniture without a business license and collecting sales tax. In other business, the board authorized Mayor King to accept the lowest bid for a new traffic light, which will be installed at

Main and Mifflin. City Recorder Jim Garland estimated that the light and installation will cost around $150,000, but “we won’t know until we open the bids,” he said. The city hopes to move forward quickly with the installation of the light, and with the board’s unanimous approval King may accept the bid, meet with the engineer and get the project moving as fast as possible. Utility Director Mark Elkins asked the board’s permission to purchase odorant from the company that agrees to deliver the fastest. Elkins stated that the tank is down to 15 percent, and the lowest bidder estimated no sooner than eight to 10 weeks delivery time. “My concern is because of Premier coming on line and because of the heavier load we’re expecting this

Arts in the Alley planned for tonight Hundreds of guests, artists and musicians will gather in downtown Henderson for Arts in the Alley on Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Henderson Arts Commission, the showcase of area talent will be held in the alley off Main Street beside Besso’s. This month’s featured band, After Hours, plays classic rock and features local residents who have performed together for four years. Band members are Tony Ervin, T.J. Ervin, Rick Bowlin, Tim Stratton and Joe Noles. Artists’ work to be displayed and sold includes: sewn crafts, oil paintings, wood cuttings and crafts, photography, jewelry, altered art crafts, yard art, stained glass and more. Additionally, the Chester County High School art students will host a booth. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be grilled on site, and Besso’s will have gelato and specialty drinks for

AFTER HOURS sale. The Henderson Arts Commission exists to recognize, educate, enrich and entertain through the arts in Henderson, Chester County and the surrounding area. Arts in the Alley events are planned for third Thursdays throughout the summer, and an Inaugural Front Street Arts

Festival is planned for Saturday, June 4. To participate, e-mail Jason Bramblett at or call 731-989-8019. Connect with the Henderson Arts Commission at Commission.

summer, we don’t want to get our level down. If 8 weeks drags to 12 weeks, we’re in big trouble,” he said. GPM offered a bid of $7,200, while Tristate Meter’s bid was $7,245 with a three to four week delivery estimate. The board agreed that Elkins should present the problem to both bidders and see if either could improve

delivery time. If not, he received unanimous approval to go ahead with the fastest company. Mayor King told the board that he would sign a proclamation declaring April Fair Housing Month per decree by Governor Bill Haslam. The board will meet again at 6 p.m. April 28 to continue budget negotiations.

Former bank employee pleads guilty to fraud The former regional retail manager at Clayton Bank and Trust in Henderson has pled guilty last week to fraudulently taking money from the bank. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Memphis, Lisa Myers made the plea April 11 before Judge Greene in Federal court in Jackson. Myers was ordered to make restitution of $53,500 in connection with a line of credit

extended to Fellowship Baptist Church of Selmer, as well as to Matlock Roofing and J.D. Matlock, a member of the church. Myers is said to have falsified loans between January 2009 and July 2010. “I’m just proud that justice is being served,” said Matlock. “And I’m proud that it came out in the open to the public.” Calls to Clayton Bank and Trust for comment were not returned.

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Relay chemotherapy. Even during his chemo treatments, Jones continued to bowl regularly, and he attributes his active lifestyle to his remaining healthy for the 21 years since his treatment ended. “It’s good for people to get out and exercise,” Jones said. “They live longer that way.” Just last week, the nonagenarian bowled 169 during one game, and his recent high score is 208 a few weeks ago. He states that he averages 120 to 130 a game, and his scores keep him competitive in the local tournaments and Senior Olympic play. He has been to the national Olympics three times, and he won a medal in Louisville, Ky., one year. In addition to his enjoyment of bowling, Jones lives in the home he built for his family in the winter of 1947-48. His wife was a niece of the famous musician Eddie Arnold, and the farm where Jones now lives was the birthplace of Arnold. “I’ve lived on a farm all my life, and I plan on dying on the farm,” he said. Jones has been active in Relay For Life ever since the event got its start in Chester County. Besides exercise and staying active, he doesn’t claim any specific health plan for remaining cancerfree. He eats whatever he wants to, doesn’t take vitamins, and drinks a cup of coffee every morning and tea with dinner every evening. He also enjoys any kind of sweets. Last month, he started a new bowling league season, and he will compete locally in the senior Olympics again. “When you start bowling, it grows on you,” he said. “It’s good exercise, and you meet friends you wouldn’t meet otherwise.” He has been bowling for approximately 28 years. Jones will turn 98 on Aug. 22. Danny Jones Danny Jones is a wellknown figure in Chester County, especially among sports enthusiasts. He has worked in the Chester County school system for decades, and currently he coaches P.E. at Chester County Middle School and is an official for football, basketball, volleyball, and baseball. In 1990, Jones was diagnosed with tongue cancer. He underwent radiation treatment twice a day and subsisted on a liquid diet for almost a year while he was recov-

ering. For 21 years, he remained cancer-free, but in March of this year, he discovered suspicious spots on his tongue once again. His doctor performed a biopsy of the area, and one of the four biopsies came back positive for cancer. On May 3, Jones will have the cancer cells scraped off in hopes of getting rid of the disease before it spreads. Since he already has undergone chemotherapy and radiation, he is not a candidate for repeat treatment on the same area. Fortunately, he was able to catch the cancer in its early stages, and he and his doctors are optimistic that the surgery will get rid of the new batch of cells. “God has blessed me that I never was in much pain,” he said concerning his initial treatment. Even while undergoing chemo and radiation, he made a point to get up, walk around, and do yard work. Remaining focused and busy kept him moving and feeling better. Jones also credits his Christian beliefs for helping him through the difficult times. “I try to live a Christian life and put my faith in God.” He cites Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through he who strengthens me” as being the passage he tries to live by. Five years ago, Jones lost his sister to a very aggressive form of oral cancer. Despite the fact that the two siblings faced similar diseases, doctors assured him that it is not hereditary. Jones’ cancer has responded well to treatment, and it shows every indication of continuing to be curable. Having the cancer return 21 years later in the same location is surprising to Jones’ doctors, but the good news is that it is localized in a small area. “I have a will to live,” he said. “God blessed me and allowed me to beat it.” As a coach, he believes strongly in the correlation between a positive mental attitude and physical wellbeing. He also has a good family support system, and he has seen an outpouring of support from the community. “I want to thank everybody in the community for their prayers, support, and concern,” he added. “I feel fortunate to live in this community. I feel like everybody is pulling for me.” His advice for others dealing with cancer? “I just want to encourage people to keep fighting as long as they can and to be positive,” Jones said. Hope Shull Hope Shull leads a very

healthy lifestyle. A vegetarian for 20 years, she also runs and bicycles daily; however, last fall she had a feeling that something wasn’t right. “I knew something was wrong, but it took about a month for the doctors to determine it was cancer,” she said. Following a bicycle accident, she started having strange symptoms that didn’t seem related to the accident. When the pain and abdominal bloating (a common symptom of ovarian cancer) didn’t go away, she went to the doctor, and eventually she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. “I began taking chemo in the fall to shrink the cancer, so the doctor could do surgery without involving any other organs. That was a blessing because it worked,” she said. In December, she underwent surgery, and following the surgery, she began taking chemo again to kill any remaining cells. Shull is excited that her doctor decided to localize the chemo to direct the medicine directly to her abdomen in order to have the most contact with the cancer cells. She finished chemo last Monday, and next week she will return for blood work and a CT scan. “Hopefully it will be clear,” she said. Shull is the library director at FreedHardeman, and she has been well enough to continue going to work throughout most of her treatment. Although she has experienced the expected nausea and tiredness, she attributes being active prior to her diagnosis and continuing to walk throughout her treatments as the reason for her to maintain a comfortable level of activity. She has also developed a network of support and friendship. “Once your have cancer, people are so sweet,” she said. “They seem to come out of the woodwork.” During her treatments, she has met many other patients. “You get close to them,” she added. She has always been conscious of eating wisely, in addition to getting regular exercise, and she thought that her lifestyle would keep her healthy. Unfortunately, cancer sometimes strikes without regard for lifestyle, but Shull believes that being healthy helped her bounce back quickly from surgery and chemo. She stopped running during her chemo treatments, but she has continued to walk three to three and a half miles almost every day. And because her protein levels sunk extremely low dur-

ing her treatment, she has begun to eat meat on occasion to keep her strength up. Doctors told Shull that she probably had cancer for at least a year before she began experiencing symptoms. Ovarian cancer is often called the “silent killer” because patients rarely show signs of the disease until it has spread. Shull is now an advocate of early detection. The CA125 test revealed her elevated levels of cancer cells, and it is particularly good for identifying ovarian cancer at an earlier stage. Unfortunately, it’s considered an expensive test, she said, and doctors rarely perform it until patients have symptoms. Pap smears did nothing to reveal the cancer lurking deep inside. Shull hopes that doctors will eventually offer tests to detect ovarian cancer earlier. She is especially grateful to her support network for all their support throughout her treatment. “One neighbor brought supper to me every single Monday that I had chemo,” she said. “Fourteen times!” Her parents came from Michigan and spent six months with Shull and her husband Donald. They usually spend the winter in Florida, but they spent time with their daughter this winter and spring. “We all did great,” she said. “We just have enjoyed each other. It’s been very encouraging having them go with me to chemo treatments.”

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Happy birthday wishes go to Debbie Keen on April 21; Blane Fletcher

on April 22; Gain Durbin on April 24; Tom Hollingsworth on April 25; and Marilyn Hudson on April 27. Happy anniversary to Scot and Misty Hendrick on April 21; and Harold and Janice Maness on April 22. Our sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Albert C. Jones who passed away on Monday, April 18.

The Enville Community Center Committee is having a bake sale on Saturday, May 7, in the parking lot of the Methodist Church. Anyone who would like to donate baked goods can contact Tanya Harwell at 688-0002 or Jan Johnson at 688-5129. All proceeds will benefit the community center. Have a great week. Call me at 989-0212 if you have news.

Holly Springs Methodist Church will have Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday. Other churches are joining with us and a special program is planned. Our deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends of Sammy Connor. On our prayer list this

week are LaVerne Lott, Charles and Loretta Haggard, Joanne Sells, Nancy Connor, Clessie Stovall, Randy Miller, Charlene Holmes, Melba Seaton, Bob Kanizar, Donnie Sells, Allen Miller Jr., Ernie Reeves, Martha Mainord, Gayle Ellington, Joanne Altier, Pam Priddy, Shirley Rietl, Michael Berry, Charles and Wilma Cupples, Lisa Peddy, Brian Peddy, Bobby Nell Wells, Carolyn Potter, Clyde Butler, Gerald Stanfill, Diane Wells, Jean Latham, Carroll Williams, John Kent Sells, Ollie Dean Kennedy, Gathel Latham, Shirley Gaddy, their care-

givers, and our military personnel and their families. Happy anniversary to Carl and Teisha Nichols on April 22; Billy Joe and Teressa Seaton on April 26; and James and Kathy Vest on April 27. Birthday greetings to Jason Connor and Misti Tignor on April 24; Lois Williams, J.T. Holder, Ellis Warren and Betty Evans on April 25; Lisa Cupples, Boyd Cupples and Fred Manuel on April 26; Shirley Harvey, Tammy Young and John David Carter on April 26; and Faye Tucker and Beverly Butler on April 28.


Bartsch 25th anniversary Rhonda Cheryl and David Paul Bartsch celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a wedding vow renewal ceremony and reception. This being their silver anniversary, the color theme was silver. It was held at the First United Methodist Church of Henderson with the Rev. Mark Sandowski officiating. They were married March 15, 1987, at the First United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas, where the Rev. Stanley Copeland officiated. She is the daughter of Hattie Ashworth of Henderson and the late Jim Ashworth. He is the son of Eddie Bartsch of Houston and the late Betty Bartsch. They have two sons, Paul and Cameron, both of Henderson. She also has a daughter, Bridgett Harper of Reagan, and a son, Bradley McCoy (Nicole) and one granddaughter of Henderson. They would like to express their thanks to all who attended and all the best wishes they received.

News from the City

Hello to everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful week. For me and my house, we had a great week. Last week I told you that my mom had an intruder at her door, but it was just a Good Samaritan doing a good deed. They left a package on mom’s doorstep. The moral of the story is when you want to do a good deed, do it in the daylight for an elderly person if it involves going to their home. The family says thank you for your generosity. The city would like to

give congratulations to Patricia Jones for her great achievement upon receiving the 2011 Sterling Award. You are doing a great job. Congratulations also to Johny Farris on his new position as Emergency Management Agency Director. Last week, Gina Moore and her staff from the Carl Perkins Center were at the Head Start Center for Child Abuse Awareness Week. They read stories to the children, but the great event was when the children released the balloons and watched them disappear in the clouds. Thank you for visiting our center. We have a holiday coming up, which is known as Good Friday. This is a time when it is observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his

death at Calvary. This is a time when you and your children, grandchildren, friends and relatives can come together and have lots of fun coloring eggs, going to church, and having a great Easter dinner. Mt. Zion CME Church will have sunrise service on Easter Sunday at 8 a.m. The nursing home is having some great events going on this week, stop by and visit them. The Senior Citizens’ Center is having some great events also. We would like to say happy birthday to Austin Thomason on April 24. Juanita Hall sends happy birthday greetings to her great-nephew (MannMann). On the prayer list this week are Marilyn Myhan and Linda Patterson’s brother. Continue to pray for people that are in the hospitals, for the ones that

Last Sunday, the talented Blake Hopper on the banjo, along with friends, Phillip Williams, Dennis McMahan and Kurt Stephson, known as The Tennessee Traditions, performed at Silerton Methodist Church. It was a blessing to hear the old

time gospel songs. Blake invites everyone to visit his show, The Tennessee Shindig, in Pigeon Forge. On April 12, in the Jack Morris Ballroom at Lambuth University, the second annual Sterling Awards were presented to 20 of the most influential women in West Tennessee. More than 70 nominations were received. The award recognizes women who have distinguished themselves in business professions, leadership and community service. Congratulations to Patricia Jones of Henderson for being hon-

ored as one of the recipients. Thank you Patricia for all that you do for Chester County. Did you know she has hiked Mount LeConte three times and learned to water ski after the age of 40? Patricia attended the lumber business association in Charlotte, N.C., last week. Her mother, Joann Clayton, and aunt, Diane Clayton, accompanied her on the trip. They arrived home late Friday night ahead of the deadly storms that ripped through the state on Saturday. Pray for the ones who suffered loss

from the tornadoes last weekend. Happy birthday to Anita Beshires and Shelia White on April 15; Matt Cooper on April 19; Sam Kesler on April 21; William Lutrell and Kayley Hopper on April 23; Mike Edgin on April 26; Jerry Weaver, Abby Daniel and Ann Hardy on April 27; Jim Cupples and Lisa Plunk on April 28; and James Sanders on Easter Sunday April 24. Happy anniversary to David and Virginia Morrison on April 21. Remember the sick in prayer, our military and

Hopewell Baptist Church will be having a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. April 22. About the Cross. It’s all about Jesus at the cross. The time had come, the soldiers were there, an event that changed the world. If you don’t know the story, come hear it. If you do know it, come help us praise the Lord for what He did for us. The Mike Cothren Family will be singing, as well as others. Come join us. Hopewell will be on regular schedule for Easter except there

will not be a night service. On May 1, they will have their Homecoming celebration. The Wendell Owen Family will perform. Preaching will be at 11 a.m. with dinner and singing to follow. Sweetlips Baptist Church will be on regular schedule for Easter. The Decoration/Homecoming will be May 8. There will be no Sunday school or evening service. Preaching will be at 11 a.m. with a meal to follow. Faith Baptist’s Easter “Son-Rise” service will be at 6 a.m. April 24. There will be no Sunday school or evening services. Preaching is at 11 a.m. with a meal to follow. Men’s Bible study is at 7 p.m. April 28. We are also preparing for Vacation Bible School. The theme this year is Big Apple Adventure! It will be from

5:30-8:30 p.m. June 12-15, for ages 3 through sixth grade. Bring your kids and let them experience God’s goodness and love. The benefit for Marvin Weaver went well. Special thanks go to those who organized the event, those who came out and everyone who donated. God reminds us to love our neighbor and to help those in need. Marvin, best of luck on your next step of treatment. May God bless you and your family. Glad to report no one was seriously injured in the accident on Talley Store Road last week. Tennessee State Agriculture Inspector visited the greenhouse last week. Cindy got a thumbs up. The inspector was very impressed and even bought something before he left. Things are looking good if the weather coop-

erates! Sam’s Club has donated a new freezer for the food bank. Thank God for answered prayers. The Faith, Hope and Love Ministry will distribute food at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Hopewell Church. We encourage all recipients to pick their food up if possible. There are so many, it is hard for us to get around to everyone. We will deliver food to shut-ins and those with no transportation. A very special thank you goes to Harold and Brenda Tedford for allowing the community center to run off their water source for the past 10 years. We have spoken with someone and feel it is time for us to put down a well. We can’t tell you how appreciative we all are. We will be running real close

By Gloria Holiday

Thursday, April 21, 2011

are sick in their homes, for our children, teachers, family, the men and women that are serving our country, and the incarcerated. Remember to patronize our local businesses here in town. Let’s try to support our own as much as we can. Chester County Head Start is still accepting applications for 3- and 4year-olds. For more information, call 989-2561 or 989-5111. If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your family, birthday, anniversary, announcements, and things happening in the city, I need to hear from you. Call me at 989-1907 or 608-6132 and leave your message or email me at gloria_holiday@msn .com. Have a great week!


Young – Rice engagement Amy Yevonne Young and Eddie Lee Rice will marry on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Sagamore Lodge at Chickasaw State Park. Rev. Ken Kitchen will officiate. The couple will reside in Henderson. our country. Remember the Bobo family in Parsons and pray for Holly’s safe return. The meeting at Hickory Corner Community Center will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. Homecoming will be Saturday, May 21. Members, try and sell your tickets for the ham and bean dinner. This is a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the center.

The dogwood trees are bursting with blooms this year and have been so beautiful around our place. The irises are blooming, there are about 170 species of iris and they come in many different colors. The purple iris was designated as the Tennessee state flower in 1933. It represents pride, wisdom, success and dignity. Happy Easter!

on the money. We are asking families in the community to make a donation to the center. If we run into any problems when we start this project, we want to have sufficient funds to carry through. We know times are hard for everyone right now, but if we all do what we are able, we can make this work. You may send donations to Cindy Springer Piechocki, Neal Kinchen or JoAnn Greer. Checks should be made payable to the Sweetlips Community Center. The monthly singing will be at 6:30 p.m. at Old Pleasant Hill Church on Hwy. 25 going toward Iuka, Miss. The rod and reel was won by Nicky Durbin from Savannah. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Albert

Jones. On our prayer list are Sue Johnson, Ruby Bailey, Marvin Weaver, W.O. Bullman, Patsy J. Bullman, Josephine Smith, Mary Russell, Loretta Pickett, Ernie Merriman, Jean (Dewey) Pickett, Kathleen Busby, Betty Stout, Bill Kinchen, Mamie Morain, Peggie Phillips, Mitchell Steinback, Dan Vales, Coy and Geraldine Jones, Molly Russell, Alyse Rietz, and our military and their families. Happy birthday to Alan Pickett and Debbie Keen on April 21; Chase Pickett on April 22; Eli Newsom on April 23; and W.O. Bullman Jr. and Jared Gilliam on April 25. I hope all of you have a blessed Easter, and remember the reason for the celebration. He Is Risen! If you have news to share, call 989-7523.

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Trials of baking: If only we could live by bread alone, maybe I’d be a better baker

Lester Jacobs lived 100 years, but super centenarian, Walter Breuning (921-1896/ 4-14-2011) was the oldest living man in the USA, and outlived Lester 14 years! His five secrets to a long life: (1) embrace change – change is good, (2) eat two meals daily – that’s all you need, (3) work as long as you can – money will come in handy, (4) help others – good for the soul, (5) accept death – we are born to die. He lost both parents before the age of 22, married at 26, and widowed at age 61, but never remarried the next 57 years. He died living in a plush Montana assistedliving. Walter wore a suit and tie daily. He went down in history. He tried to enlist in the Army, but he was too young. Lester wore overalls and went down in Jacks Creek history as our beloved centenarian. Our community expresses sympathy to the families of Harry Franklin Foxx (5-14-49/414-11); Eunice Eva Rice Shelby (7-16-21/4-16-11) lived in Scotts Hill - her son, Brad Shelby lives in Henderson; Sammy Connor (11-2-49/4-12-11); Claiborne Wells (4-3-26/412-11); Albert Cleaton Jones (10-31-33/4-18-11); Ruby Snider Crowe (12-421/4-17-11) must have set examples of being helpful, because her daughter-inlaw, Jane, helps many healthcare residents, and her grandson Tim, helps many citizens as he serves to protect. Also from our immediate area

we lost dear friends Earlene Bailey Jones (616-30/4-15-11), wife of Melbern who displayed his true feelings toward his wife. “True love is spelled G-I-V-E. It is not based on what you can get, but rooted in what you can give to the other person.” He did for her what she would have done for him. Relatives, Linda and James Jones and Faye Stevers, are spending some time with him. Lastly, we say farewell to our peach picker, Leon Robison (6-27-31/4-1811). “The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.” Love can make you do things that you never thought possible. God bless all these families and friends who loved them dearly. Ruby Nell Brewer requests checks be made to Roby Cemetery Fun and mailed to her for upkeep of the cemetery. Her address is 5575 State Route 100 East, Henderson, TN 38340. Nina Ross says Trice’s Chapel has a fundraiser on May 14 at Mt. Zion C.M.E. Please come to the singing to donate for the cemetery upkeep fund and join in the singing. Decoration Day is April 24 at the old and new Oak Grove near Talley Town, JoAnne VanCleave announced. Cut-out this list of Decoration Day listing for your fridge or in your Bible, if you don’t know schedules. First Sunday in May: Beech Springs; Center Hill; Grove Springs; Mt. Zion (McNairy); New Friendship; Old Friendship; and Roby. Second Sunday in May: Cave Springs; Johnson Crossroads; Little

Hatchie; Lexington City; Middlefork; Milledgeville; Oak Grove Church of Christ; Palestine Baptist; Sweetlips; Woodlawn; and Union Hill. Third Sunday in May: Cabo; Clarks Creek; Corinth in Darden; Johnson north of Enville; Old Jacks Creek; Shiloh; Trice’s Chapel; and Wo o d v i l l e . Fo u r t h Sunday in May: Chapel Hill; Fryes Point; Mt. Moriah off Highway 22; and Unity. First Sunday in June: Palestine off Highway 22. Second Sunday in June: Baileys; Hare off Natchez Trace; and Holly Springs. Third Sunday in June: none reported. Fourth Sunday in June: Mt. Pleasant; and Stone Hill. Henderson City and Memory Garden have no set Decoration Day. Allene Johnson pushed herself to attend a birthday family dinner for Mike Nash’s 60 plus big day. Brandon, Chris, Skylar, Mark, and Mike enjoyed steaks. Guess Allene ate too much cake- the next day she was carried to the doctor. Let’s check on her. Other birthday treats include Mike Nikola. Ralph and Kathy Mays carried him for a first-trip to Pickwick Inn – he loved the food and view. Kathy Tignor Belew was born in

I wish I were better at baking bread. I try really hard, but somehow I never consistently get soft, fluffy loaves. My bread machine helps, but the design makes the loaves too tall for sandwiches, and of course, there’s always a hole from the mixing paddle. Last weekend I decided to experiment and use the bread machine for mixing only. When the timer went off, I took my lump of dough out of the machine and put it in a loaf pan. Somehow, the dough turned out tough and didn’t rise properly. I think I may have punched it down accidentally, but how is an amateur baker to know these things? It’s definitely not too big for sandwiches since it barely rose, but it’s too chewy and hard to be very appetizing. I guess variations on bread making aren’t my strong point, but I’ll continue trying for a delicious loaf. It’s a wonder people ever developed a system for baking bread! Despite my bread catastrophes, I have found one loaf that turns out deliciously in my bread machine. It’s still a little too big for conventional sandwiches, but it’s delicious if you like dipping bread or sliced bread with a meal. I like this rosemary Italian bread because it’s more savory than your regular loaf of bread. The rosemary and Italian herbs add just enough kick to make it interesting. It’s so much better than store-bought white bread! Oh, if only we could live by bread alone sometimes, but our waistlines would certainly suffer. Some bakers will condemn me for using a bread machine, but I guess I’d rather make bread using a machine than never know the job of baking bread and simply subsist on preservative laden store bought bread. I have a Conger Clinic on 4-21-51. This is the clinic my mother worked for Dr. Mason Conger. Kathy joined 55 other family members for the Tignor reunion Sunday. I shared more than 40 2010 prints of Beulah Tignor Holmes posed with her two siblings. It was an honor Sheila Elder Cox and I shared by carrying Mrs. Beulah to her last reunion. Veronica at Chester County Healthcare dressed her so nicely. Heather Durham shares Kathy’s birthday, but she’s years younger. She is the granddaughter of Lance and Ann Bailey and daughter of Tony and Andrea Holland. Happy birthday, “Age is no importance unless you’re a cheese.” And baby makes three for Mark and Katie Pusser Roberts. How cute to use initials (E.R.) when little Emily Katherine Roberts See CREEK, Page 6-A

wonderful bread “bible” that I intend to crack open and start experimenting one of these days, but time and motivation seem to be lacking at the moment. Kneading a lump of dough and forming it into a golden brown loaf of bread is one of the culinary skills I most aspire to, but perfecting bread-making is time consuming and it takes up a lot of counter space. I think for now, I’ll work on getting the technique down and letting my bread machine finish the work.

I love the smell of fresh baked bread, and even if it doesn’t turn out perfectly each and every time, I wouldn’t change to experience for all the loaves of bread in the supermarket. To find additional recipes, check out the “Just a Pinch” column on page 5-A, or visit Email your favorite or best recipes to or mail them to Chester County Independent c/o Mary Dunbar, P.O. Box 306, Henderson, TN 38340.

Rosemary Italian Bread Ingredients: 1 cup water 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar 1 ½ teaspoons salt ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon dried rosemary 2 ½ cups bread flour 1 ½ teaspoons rapid rise yeast Directions: Place ingredients in pan of bread machine, adding liquid ingredients first. Select the white bread cycle, and start the bread machine. Remove from pan immediately after baking and let cool on a cooling rack. For those of you who like the flavor of whole wheat bread, I’ve found that this recipe also works well for wheat flour. When I perfect my honey-wheat bread, I will share it as well.

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SWHRA announces “Delivering Hope”

Chester County Independent archives, April 20, 1951

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL ROYALTY – Jerry Gilliam, Junior King, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Gilliam, and Phyllis Cherry, Junior Queen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Cherry. The Henderson Royalty was chosen last week here in a Beauty Revue, held at Chester County High School and sponsored by the Band Mothers Club of Henderson. They will represent Chester County at the Humboldt Strawberry Festival on May 4.

Southwest Human Resource Agency has announced a new program for Senior Citizens and their families. “Delivering Hope for Seniors” provides services for individuals that can improve the quality of life for those who are in need of assistance with activities of daily living or are not able to care for themselves. SWHRA staff will provide individualized attention in the hospital, nursing home, assisted living facility or in your own home at reasonable

rates. Southwest staff is made up of well-trained and screened professionals that provide the same high quality care that seniors and their families have come to expect including treating clients and family members with the utmost care and respect. With more than 20 years of housekeeping experience, Southwest HRA is one of the area’s leading providers in homemaker, personal care and sitter services. Services include

housecleaning and laundry services, shopping and errands, light meal preparation, bathing and dressing, and companionship To learn more about SWHRA services and rates, call 1-800-3726013, ext. 1152.

Chester County Independent archives, April 20, 1951

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL ROYALTY – Shown above are Almeda Smith, First Maid, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Smith; Joan McAdams, Queen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin McAdams; Patsy Plunk, Second Maid, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vaudie Plunk; and Patty Moody, Alternate Maid, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Moody all of Henderson.

Only Yesterday “Funds available to build county hospital” From the files of the Chester County Independent April 24, 1941 “Machines Being Installed At Factory” “Girls Will Be Taken On As Fast As Machines Are Ready – 110 Now Employed” “The new machines, ordered early in March by the Salant & Salant shirt factory here, have begun to arrive and are being installed this week and next ....” “As soon as the machines are in working order, more help will be taken on at the factory, and it is expected that some girls may be added by the end of this week, while others may receive employment next week. There are approximately 110 employed at the present time.” “All-American May Day Pageant To Be Staged By Garden Club” “In keeping with the spirit of the times the Henderson Garden Club will crown its Royalty and stage its annual pageant in true, All-American fashion at a gala affair in the high school auditorium ... on May 1.” “Title of the pageant is ‘An All-American May Day,’ and patriotic colors will be used throughout. The outgoing Royalty will be dressed in all white, while the incoming Royalty will appear in gowns of red, white and blue. “There will be Boy Scouts, girls in military uniforms in the chorus, a white maypole with red, white and blue streamers, around which children in all white, will dance. Children frolicking about the simulated garden will play with red, white and blue balloons. Two tiny Uncle Sam’s will act as pages. “Misses Nitzi Moffitt and Carmen Faye Deming, popular little dancers of Henderson, will dance to the tune of ‘God Bless America,’ and many other entertainment features are promised for this occasion.”

“Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Hart announce the arrival of a daughter on April 17.” “Steadman Clinic” “Mr. and Mrs. Harold Roe announce the birth of a daughter, Patricia Annette, on April 17.” “Dr. L. C. Smith” “Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Newman of Finger announce the arrival of a daughter on April 13. She has been named Roxann.” April 21, 1961 “Seven Whisky Stills Found In County” “Two men are being held in Madison County jail after raiding officers last Saturday morning found them operating one of seven moonshine whisky stills discovered in a wooded section near Jacks Creek in Chester County...and are being held under $1,000 bond each.” “Federal Alcohol Tax Unit Agents and Chester County Sheriff’s officers found them operating the still about 9 a.m. Saturday. Both men fled the scene when they spotted the raiding party but were apprehended after a brief chase. “Officers said the moonshine ‘production center’ included five 212-gallon stills and two 288-gallon stills. Arresting officers found some 1,488 gallons of mash ready for distilling and about 15 gallons of whisky that had already been processed.” “Births” “Henderson Clinic” “Mr. and Mrs. James Goff of Finger, announce the arrival of a daughter, Tammy Gale, on April 16.” “Drs. McCallum & Wilson” “Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Burkeen are the parents of a son who was born April 15. “Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tucker of Luray announce the arrival of a daughter on April 16. “Mr. and Mrs. Roy Neil Ervin announce the arrival of a son on April 19.” April 22, 1971

“Welcome Stranger” “Mr. and Mrs. Ruby Wade are the parents of a son born Monday. He has been named James, and weighed 11 pounds. “Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Cumins are the parents of a daughter born Friday. She is their third child. “Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ross are the parents of an eight-pound son, born Sunday.” April 20, 1951 “Red Cross Goal Is $1000 Short” “W. M. McCallum, Chairman of the fund raising drive in Chester County for the American Red Cross, reminds that many citizens who have heretofore always made generous donations have neglected the matter during this drive and the County is $1000 short of the quota assigned. “‘It is the first time in the history of the drives that we have come short of our goal,’ said Chairman McCallum. “All citizens who have not already made donations are urged to contact Chairman McCallum, County Chairman John Bolen or Mrs. Pearl Tarpley, secretary of the county organization...” “Several of the District workers have failed to tun in their collections and Chairman McCallum asks that they make their reports immediately in order that a final accounting can be had.” “Births” “Rev. and Mrs. J. O. Moore announce the arrival of a baby daughter, born Wednesday, April 11, at the Community Hospital in Corinth, Miss. She has been given the name Troyce Ellen.” “Dr. H. D. Farthing” “Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Myers announce the arrival of a son, David Bruce, at WebbWilliams in Jackson on April 14.

“Hill-Burton Funds Available For County General Hospital” “The State Office of Urban and Federal Affairs in Nashville notified county officials this week that Hill-Burton Funds will be available to the county to build a 50-bed general hospital, County Court Chairman Hubert Seaton said Monday night. “Chairman Seaton said he has received a letter ... stating that the county’s letter of intent to build a federally financed hospital has been reviewed and the review committee has deemed the application acceptable. “Acceptance of the county’s initial request for H-B funds does not in any way bind the county to using the funds at this stage in the game, a county official was quick to point out upon hearing of the favorable reply to Judge Seaton’s letter. “‘What it does mean,’ the official said, ‘is now we can proceed with a more detailed study of plans to build a hospital, if that is what our citizens want.’” “Strike Now In Fifth Week” “Tuesday marked the beginning of the fifth week since members of the United Rubber Workers walked off their jobs at the Quality Manufacturing Company and Henderson Plastics Company in a dispute over wages on March 16. Some 42 production workers are involved in the strike. Another 12-18 non-union employees of the plants have also been laid off as a result of the strike. “... Mr. Jones said he and other union officials had hoped the strike could be settled across the bargaining table rather than being spread across the pages of a newspaper. “Jones concluded by saying the union stands ready, willing and able to end this dispute through meaningful, good faith bargaining at the bargaining table.”

CC Health Department Service Awards Submitted photo

The Chester County Health Department recently recognized Melissa Mosier, Nutrition Educator, and Sherry Ross, Nurse Assistant, with 15-year service awards. Pictured from left are Marilyn Barnes, West Tennessee Regional Director; Mosier; Ross; and Pattie Kiddy, County Director.

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Creek starts to school with Xander (age 4) and Alison (age 2). Wonder what Wayne and Nina and Tracey and Lori are thinking? Lucky baby girl born on April 13 just before lunch. After lunch, Katie weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces less. I didn’t hear it through the grapevine, but through the wind that “Honey” went to “Stormy.” The weather was stormy last week as we again await the spring burst of strong winds this week. In Pinson Jerry and Betty Newman have a community storm cellar named “Stormy.” It just happens “Honey” and her foster mother, Melissa Little and family were cuddled together listening to sirens and waiting patiently for the storm to pass. What a sign of relief. “Honey” was in the Land of Milk and Honey as she was protected from that mean old cloud by Big Shane, Shanie and Spencer. Prayer list continues for Danny Meek and Judy Ruth. A friend from Enville, Jane McCaig, requested prayer for her mother, Maxell Plunk Norville. Carolyn Bailey Hudson and Bob Kanizar went home, but need rest; Garmelia Edgar is gardening after shoulder surgery; Flo Edgar is resting for six weeks after back surgery; James Dunivan, brother-in-law of Loy Jones is in Lexington Manor. Most recently remember our smiling friend Geneva Perry Room 330 - Regional Hospital -367 Hospital Blvd; and remember Betty (Harry) Brown formerly from Jacks Creek. Liz Kitchen and Mildred Smith request prayers for their friends. Their address is 262 Hickory Lane - Jacksboro, TN 37757-2085 A final tribute was performed for Raford Nobles by his son and Chip Campbell on Monday. Together they prepared the site and laid the veterans marker honoring a man from the “Greatest

Generation.” Two quotes come to mind that can sum up emotions: “A single conversation across a table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books. It is now another who searches and locates the Christmas tree. He raises his hand and says while pointing, “There it is.” Same words and action of an older man now gone, but “Death ends a life, not a relationship”.

Thanks to Jim Ruth’s help - pictures must be mailed to Raford’s army friend, Billy Graves. His address is 720 Audubon Drive, Pekin, IL 61554. These pals had “three things to help them succeed in life wishbone, back bone, and a funny bone” (not necessarily in that order). I end with one final salute and a wish for all a blessed Easter (Don’t put all your eggs in one basket).

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Mystery, murder, dinner – CCHS to present Murder Me Always mystery dinner theater Chester County High School Theater Department will close their season with a murder mystery dinner theater on Saturday, April 29. The students will present Murder Me Always, which is a play within a play. The plot thickens as the actors are set to perform Murder Me Always, but during their performance, someone is murdered off stage. The performance screeches to a halt, and the “real” murder mystery begins. The question is which of the actors and stagehands did it? Is a murderer lurking in the midst of the cast? Or does art imitate life? Tickets are $15 per person and include a buffet meal. Audience members will have a chance to participate and will be asked to help solve the “murder.” Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Call Shirley Reddinger at 9898125 for ticket informa-

tion. Tickets are limited, so purchase them by April 27 to ensure a seat. The play will be held in the Chester County High School cafeteria. The cast of Murder Me Always is comprised of the following students: Beth Schucker – “The Director” Kelly Ducheny – Wanda Hawthorne Micah Mitchell – Fritz Fontaine Jesse McCaskill – Henry Figgins Meghan Black – Muffy LaDue Zakkeus Bonds – Blake Powers Brandon England – Detective Joe Mamet Rodger Lampley – Drew Graham Shanie Little – Dolores Dumfy Nathaniel Lewis – Cab Driver Grace Lowery – Stage Assistant Theater teacher Ricky Mitchell organized the

performance. Mitchell said, “The theater department wishes to say a huge thanks to the community and supporters of the Chester County High School Theatre Department. We appreciate everything you do in helping to keep theatre alive in this area. As many schools are cutting this program, I am excited that our system is keeping the opportunity for students to work at and learn this craft, and know that through this program, students are challenged and have a lot to take with them when they leave high school.” While Murder Me Always ends the 20102011 season of the program, Mitchell and his students are looking forward to a new season when the fall semester begins in August. “We are so excited with the interest that has developed in our community program as well. The com-

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lege football’s greatest honor, the Heismann Trophy. Selected by the NFL’s Houston Oilers, now Tennessee Titans, he made an immediate impact in the NFL as offensive rookie of the year. He rushed for just over 10,000 yards in Nashville, and was an integral part of the Titan’s march to the 1999 Super Bowl. George finished his pro football career with the Dallas Cowboys. It was then that George suffered post-football depression. He knew he was at one of those crossroads in life. “When you

are at your crossroads, have a road map, a plan,” he said. Therefore he developed the four pillars he lives by. They are 1 – A mental pillar; 2 – A physical pillar; 3 – A social pillar; and 4 – A financial pillar. He related how each one helped him to pull out of the depression and move on with his life. Since leaving the NFL, George has been involved in a number of business ventures, media appearances, entertainment, acting, speaking, and philanthropy. He and his wife Tamara reside in Nashville with their two sons, Jaire and Eriq.

George as a Betty Malone print of the old Chester County High School gymnasium which stood behind the Milan-Sitka building on the FHU campus. The print was framed by flooring salvaged from the demolition of the building. George, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., was a four-year letterman with the Ohio State Buckeyes. During his senior season he rushed for a schoolrecord 1,927 yards and 24 touchdowns, winning col-

munity cast of Steel Magnolias will be performing a repeat production in September for Relay For Life, and then we will be having auditions in the later part of September for a mixed cast of high school students and community persons for the production of It’s a Wonderful Life. I am really excited to see what comes from this and look forward

to offering more opportunities for the community to

participate in this program.”

Chester Co. Relay For Life: May 20, 2011 Relay For Life Events “You’ve Been Flocked” and “Paint the Town Purple” “You’ve Been Flocked” and “Paint the Town Purple” campaigns are underway. Purple bows may be purchased for $10 at the Chester County Property Assessor’s Office, the Chamber of Commerce, and Taco Bell. Tell all your friends and neighbors to buy a bow for their mailboxes or doors and join in the cancer awareness outreach. Contact Beverly Morton at 989-4882 for more information. If you desire to see two dozen pink flamingos adorning the yard of your favorite person, you may do so for $25. The flock of birds will remain there for 24 hours until they fly away to another deserving person. Contact Kevin Howell or any committee member for more information. Zumbathon Zumbathon by certified

Zumba instructors will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at Chester County Junior High School. Free Zumba T-shirts will be given to those pre-registered by April 22. There will be door prizes and giveaways. All proceeds go to Relay For Life benefiting The American Cancer Society. Registration fee is $20 and forms are available at Clayton Bank and Trust. Contact Janice Cherry or Kim Phelps at 989-2161 for more information. Riding for a Cure D.A.R.C M/C and Taco Bell of Henderson would like to invite all riders to join in riding for a cure charity motorcycle ride for Chester County Relay For Life 2011. Anyone who would like to ride will need to meet at the South Highland Taco Bell in Jackson on Saturday, May 7. Registration will be from 9-10:30 a.m.. Kickstands up at 11 a.m.

There will be $10 fee per bike and $5 per additional rider. All proceeds will go to Chester County Relay For Life. Stops will be made along the way at designated Taco Bells and will end at the CC Taco Bell. For early registration or more information, call Tim at 695-4012 or Falecia at 879-9940. The rain date will be the following Saturday at the same times. Recycling for a cure Chester County Relay for Life is recycling for a cure this year. The community is being asked to assist with this fundraising event, by dropping off any aluminum cans at the recycling bins at any Chester County Solid Waste and Recycling locations within the county. Also, look for the purple barrels placed around businesses in the area. For additional information, call Teresa at 6952100.


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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Christabelle the vegetarian cat can’t wait for summer gardens Christabelle, my Manx cat, has always had a slight obsession with greenery. When she got big enough to jump up on countertops, she immediately made a beeline for the plant I had been tending for years. She tried chewing all of its leaves off, so I put it on top of the refrigerator; somehow she managed to climb up there after it. My little vegetarian has made it impossible to keep live plants inside. She destroyed a plant I wanted for my apartment several years ago. I had to take it to my grandfather for intensive resuscitation, and when she would go to visit my mom when I would go out of town for extended periods, all plants had to be put away – far, far away – out of sight and out of smell because Christabelle can find the most ingenious ways to get to her little green “veggies” if she has the slightest inkling that there might be something edible in the room. I am extremely happy that our house has a fireplace mantel and several tall pieces of furniture that she can’t climb, jump upon, or hop from one piece of furniture to higher ones until she reaches her plant. On more than one occasion, she tried to eat the roses that Chris sent me while we were dating, and I had to blockade my flowers with tall stacks of books. For some reason building fortress walls around a vase of roses takes some of the enjoyment out of getting flowers from a thoughtful man. At least here I can keep flowers from my husband safe and unnibbled on the mantel or on a high and out of reach shelf without having to build elaborate barricades of books to keep her away. By all rights, Christabelle is one of the most prissy indoor cats ever, but ever since she discovered I attempt to grow flowers outdoors, she has decided that she needs to go outside whenever I go near the back door. She pretends that it’s not the plants she’s after by rolling around on the concrete for a few moments before marching over to the nearest green plant for a nibble, and when the urge strikes her, she lets us know when it’s time for her excursion by running to the door ahead of us and parading up and down the porch. To appease her whims, I take her out on the back porch where it is quiet, and the herb garden grows right up against the porch edge. She always makes a beeline for the herbs. She seems to enjoy sniffing lemon basil, but to satisfy her green plant craving, she goes for shoots of grass that spring up along the porch edges. Strangely enough, she doesn’t want to play in the grass or take walks in her favorite patches of green stuff. Christabelle is too prissy for that. She wouldn’t lower herself to eating

anything she walks on, so she rarely leaves the porch or walkways unless she has to do so to reach a better patch of grass. Prissy thing that she is, she generally simply cranes her neck to see what she can nibble from the solidity of a clean concrete stoop. Christabelle doesn’t stop herself at ornamental plants; she’s also a fan of vegetables. Fresh corn in the husk and spinach seem to be her favorites, but even pineapple is fair game, as long as it has its green top in place. A few years ago, we received a box of garden fresh vegetables from a neighbor, and before we even had a chance to clean them and start up the grill, Christabelle set about picking her favorite snacks. Fortunately, it’s difficult to do much harm to an ear of corn still wrapped in its husk or an unpeeled pineapple, but the vegetarian cat needed to show us that she expected her own fair share. She doesn’t seem to care much for broccoli. Once when I was trying to break her from eating my house plants, I offered her several small pieces of broccoli, and she wouldn’t touch them. Like many kids, she actually hid them under the table. Spinach, however, is one of her favorites. She will beg beside the table at dinner time until I give her a piece of spinach from my salad. Being that she’s picky, a whole leaf won’t do; she wants it cut into bite-size pieces and placed in front of her like a proper princess. If I set a place for her at the dining room table with the rest of the humans, I think she would be perfectly content as long as I kept the greens coming. Like most cats, she enjoys an occasional bite of chicken or tuna, but of all her options, she seems to prefer vegetables the most. I thought it might be an anomaly, and maybe all of my cats had a predilection for strange food, but none of the others are the least inclined toward leafy greens. My big, orange and white boy cat is much more like Garfield, and like his cartoon cousin, he has been known to wind up in a plate of lasagna – of course, he was a baby kitten with food issues, and he didn’t know better. (He is much better behaved now except when it comes to tomato basil Wheat Thins.) Spike is indifferent to most things unless they’re offered to her or if it smells like meat, and Snowbird turns her nose up at everything except canned tuna. Christabelle, therefore, is the only one who actually gets excited over fresh vegetables. I enjoy a good salad, especially one fresh from the garden, and I certainly can’t wait for garden season to hit its peak, but I don’t think I’ll ever get quite as much joy out of the first harvest or a bouquet of roses as my very own vegetarian cat.

Bill seeks to dilute public notice requirements By Chas Sisk The Tennessean

Bankers are trying to cut how much public notice is required before they can foreclose on homes, drawing fire from an assortment of activists, lawyers and open-government groups. The Tennessee Bankers Association is urging state lawmakers to pass a bill that would reduce the amount of public notice ads legally required before foreclosures. They argue that the current rule of three ads is excessive and too costly. But critics ranging from AARP to lawyers involved in foreclosures are opposing the bill. They say the measure removes the few protections for homeowners in Tennessee’s relatively simple foreclosures procedures. “It’s almost like you’re squeezing the Golden Goose to death by slimming it down too much,” said Steve Baker, a Nashville lawyer who is often hired by banks to serve as a trustee on foreclosures but opposes the bill. The debate strikes at one of the foundations of Tennessee’s foreclosure laws. Tennessee is one of only five states that does not require a court to review or approve a foreclosure sale, treating the matter as a business deal between property owners and banks. One of Tennessee law’s few requirements is that banks have to publish notice of foreclosure three times in a local newspaper. Banks want to cut detailed information about the property from the listings and reduce the number of times they have to run to just once. Banks and some state lawmakers say the advertisements are confusing, rarely read and simply add to the cost of foreclosures. “The only people that are guaranteed to get paid are the newspapers,” said state Rep. Jimmy Matlock, the bill’s main sponsor in the House of Representatives. But opponents of the bill say the advertising cost is small compared to the sums involved in a mortgage and foreclosure. They argue the requirement is the main way in which the broader community learns a foreclosure will take place, opening new opportunities to

save homes from foreclosure and bringing more bidders to the sale if one occurs. “This is just a good way for communities to keep a watch out,” said Shelley Courington, advocacy director for AARP Tennessee. The bill is making its way through the legislature after the bursting of the real estate bubble has driven down home prices, creating a rise in foreclosures across the nation and in Tennessee. Foreclosure activity in Tennessee rose more than 50 percent from 2006 to 2008, and it remains high, according to data from RealtyTracs and Moody’s Analytics. “I can’t say that (the bill) is precipitated by the rise in foreclosures,” said Tim Amos, the TBA’s senior vice president and general counsel, “but it may have created awareness.”

on payments.” Bankers and opponents of the bill disagree on who usually pays for the cost of advertising. Mortgages typically include a clause that requires borrowers to pay for notifications, which can run from several hundred dollars to as much as $3,000, depending on the length of the ad and the circulation of the newspaper in which they appear, supporters of the bill say. The cost is supposed to be taken out of any money that is left over after the mortgage and other liens on a property are satisfied. Since homes sold in foreclosure rarely fetch enough to cover these debts, the banks usually wind up covering advertising, said Baker. “Occasionally there are excess proceeds,” he said, “but it’s less than one in 100.”

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The bill would not shorten the amount of time needed to complete a foreclosure. Although only one notice would be published, banks would still have to wait 21 days before they could complete the process. Banks would also have to comply with a federal law that requires them to send a certified letter to the borrower before beginning foreclosure procedures. Supporters of the bill say this requirement and other communications give borrowers plenty of notice that they risk losing their property. “The days of that being the only type of notice of a foreclosure are over now,” Fitzhugh said. One of the main complaints about Tennessee’s

The bill cleared a House subcommittee Wednesday, April 13, the first step toward making its way to the House floor. Eight other House members have signed on as co-sponsors. The group includes House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh, a West Tennessee bank executive who currently serves as the TBA’s president. In the Senate, the bill is sponsored by state Sen. Jack Johnson, a former banker and chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has expressed limited support for the bill. Other lawmakers may be sympathetic to the industry. Banks gave more than $200,000 to Tennessee candidates for the state legislature and governor last year, including $184,750 that went to 134 candidates through the TBA’s political action committee. The contributions were in line with the TBA’s donations in previous years. The contributions went to candidates who the organization believes “will make good public officials and leaders” and would not give the TBA any extra influence in the legislature, Amos said. “The bottom line is this (bill) saves consumers money,” Amos said. “This is the biggest cost that consumers incur other than the cost to catch up

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notification requirement is that it is excessive. The newspaper ads typically include lengthy descriptions of the property based on surveyor records. Ramsey, the top-ranking Republican in the Senate, says he does not favor reducing the number of notices that have to be printed, but he does believe they could be shortened. Opponents of the bill counter that current law does not require such details; lawyers who draft legal notices have just developed a practice of including them. They say the bill’s solution — to ban long descriptions and require only instructions on how to find the listing in county property records — will leave readers of foreclosure ads with too little information. “Proper notice is not going to be given when the process of foreclosure used in this state is one in which it is already pretty easy to foreclose,” said Art Powers, president of the Tennessee Press Association and publisher of the Johnson City Press. The bill could ultimately threaten the state’s foreclosure law itself, said Baker. If Tennesseans conclude they are not being told enough about foreclosures, they could demand courts to take a greater role. That would slow down the process and lead to costs far higher than the price of advertising, he said. “This thing is not broken,” he said. “I think it’s a bad bill for both sides.” Contact Chas Sisk at 615-259-8283 or

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CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT April 13, 2011 Christopher Don Pirtle, 22, Enville, was arrested and charged with theft under $500, burglary and aggravated burglary. He was released from the Chester County jail on his own recognizance. April 14, 2011 Two rings were reportedly stolen from LaVon’s Timeless Treasures at 107 Front St. According to the report, the rings were described as a 10k yellow gold double ring with diamonds and sapphires valued at $189, and .925 sterling silver ring with green amethyst valued at $42. April 15, 2011 A Chester County resident reported fraudulent charges to his bank account after receiving notification of $1,200 charged in Europe. April 17, 2011 Robert Jamar See, 24, 597 Sanford St., was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $300 bond. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT April 13, 2011 10:18 p.m. – 375 N Church Ave., Odens Amoco, tripped system. April 15, 2011 5:50 p.m. – 113 S Cason Ave., Freed- Hardeman University, Hall Roland Hall, tripped system. April 17, 2011 2:34 p.m. – 131 S Cason Ave., Freed-Hardeman University, Dixon Hall, smoke detector malfunction. CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT April 11, 2011 A vehicle parked on Bear Creek Road in Pinson was reportedly vandalized. According to the report, the vehicle had been scratched and the front window was broken out. Danny Ray Bryant, 22, Bethel Springs, was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Misdemeanor. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $800 bond. April 12, 2011 A Chester County resident reported that Recovery Specialist had taken their vehicle during the night, and damaged the driveway in the process. Tonio Quintel Brown, 27, Bolivar was returned to TDOC to serve remainder of sentence. Jason Carol Gray, 29,

Savannah, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released from the Chester County jail to Hardin County. James Joseph Morris, 26, 2140 Old Jacks Creek Road, was arrested and charged with harassment. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 bond. April 13, 2011 A vandalism report was taken on Pleasant Springs Road. According to the report, a window was broken at the back of a residence. Richie Dean Bridges, 54, Enville, was arrested and charged with simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. After posting a $1,250 bond, he was released from the Chester County jail to McNairy County. April 14, 2011 Mary Francis Trice, 57, 6500 Old Jacks Creek Road, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 bond. April 15, 2011 A vandalism report was taken concerning a vehicle parked on Melodie Circle. According to the report, some person or persons allegedly busted out the rear driver side glass of the vehicle, resulting in approximately $200 in damage. Michael Ray Greene, 37, 215 McAdams Loop, was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Misdemeanor. He was released from Chester County jail following an appearance in General Sessions Court. He is supervised and must complete an alcohol and drug assessment and follow recommendations. Leslie Renea Sewell, 30, 6870 Enville Road, was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $300 bond. April 16, 2011 Christopher Brian Ables, 21, Newborn, was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $300 bond. Cindy Siler, 38, Crump, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI). She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,000 bond. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT No reports. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD

April 10, 2011 11:20 p.m. – St. Rt. 22/Iron Bridge Road, vehicle extrication. April 14, 2011 10:35 a.m. – St. Rt. 22/Campground Lane, vehicle extrication. No reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT Joseph D. Cromwell, 35, 455 Melody Circle, was charged with manufacture, delivery, sell, possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia. He was waived to the action of the Grand Jury. In a separate case, Joseph D. Cromwell, 35, 455 Melody Circle, was charged with initiate manufacture of methamphetamine, promoting methamphetamine manufacture, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities and schedule II controlled substances less than .5 gram. He was waived to the action of the Grand Jury. LeeAnn Reaves, 21, Pinson, pled guilty to worthless checks up to $500. She was ordered to pay court costs and restitution plus $100 in fines. She is supervised. Edgar M. Stansell, Sr., 75, 9600 Hwy 100 W, was charged with Domestic Assault. He was waived to the Action of the Grand Jury. Benjamin R. Wright, 28, 381 Kitchen Dr., pled guilty to worthless checks

up to $500. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, all suspended, and supervised, and ordered to pay court costs and restitution. Joe Allen Henry, 48, 150 Second St., was charged with especially aggravated robbery and first degree murder. He was waived to the action of the Grand Jury. Bethany A. Pusser, 22, 90 Ashcraft Lane, pled guilty to worthless checks up to $500. She was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail all suspended except 364 days, furloughed. Jason C. Gray, 29, Savannah, pled guilty to possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia (felony). He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail all suspended except 364 days, supervised, ordered to pay court costs plus restitution to arresting agency, $150 in fines. Sentence concurrent to TDOC. Don Lincoln Plunk, 28, 425 Laurel Hill Road, pled guilty to theft of property $500-$1,000 – attempt. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, furloughed, supervised and ordered to pay costs plus $250 restitution, and ordered to stay out of Dollar General. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT No reports.

Governor offers $50,000 reward for information in Bobo kidnapping case Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday he is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person or persons who are criminally responsible for the aggravated kidnapping of 20-year old Holly Bobo. TBI, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are actively looking for the Parsons woman believed to be a victim of a kidnapping on April 13. “Holly Bobo’s family needs answers,” Haslam said. “It is my hope that this reward money would spur some leads that will bring Holly home safely.” Bobo was last seen by a family member being led against her will behind her home on Swan Johnson Road toward a wooded area by a man wearing

camouflage clothing. She is described as 5’3”, weighs 110 pounds and was wearing a pink shirt and light blue jeans. She was last seen at approximately 7:40 a.m on Wednesday. “Officers and agents have followed up on more than 250 leads, but more community information is needed to help find Holly,” Haslam said. “I also want to thank the hundreds of volunteers who continue to donate their time and energy to help find Ms. Bobo.” The state’s reward brings the total reward in the case to almost $75,000. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Holly Bobo is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBIFIND.

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Obituaries Sammy C. Connor Date of Death – April 12, 2011 Sammy Clark Connor, 61, of Henderson, passed away April 12, 2011, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were held April 16 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Johnson Chapel with Rev. Ken Kitchen and Rev. Rick Seaton officiating. Burial followed in New Friendship Cemetery in Chester County. He was born in Chester County, the son of the late Monroe and Josie Rouse Connor. He attended schools in Chester County. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He married Gwen Holder on Aug. 13, 1976. Mr. Connor worked at the Henderson Compress, Jimmy Kitchen’s Service Station, Bruce Hardwood, and later as a mechanic for Jimmy Payne Mazda. He was a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Gwen Holder Connor of Henderson; a daughter, Melissa Connor of Henderson; two grandchildren, Erick Connor-Potter and Aden Thomas; two sisters, Joy Bradley of Memphis and Patsy Watson of Jackson; and a brother, Bobby Connor of Louisville, Ky. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jamie “Red” Connor, on Jan. 7, 2011. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) April 21, 2011

Martha Bain July 5, 1940 – April 14, 2011 Martha Elizabeth Mathis Bain, 70, of Selmer, passed away April 14, 2011, in Selmer. Funeral services were held April 17 at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer with Mike Holloway and Tony Polk officiating. Burial followed in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hardeman County. Martha Elizabeth Mathis Bain was born in Hardeman County, the daughter of the late Buddy and Lulie Mathis. She was united in marriage to Fred Bain on Nov. 21, 1959. Mrs. Bain was a homemaker and a member of the Selmer Second Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Fred Bain of Selmer; two daughters, Sandra Nixon (Ronny) of Selmer and Lisa Turner (Chris) of Kossouth, Miss.; two sons, Johnny Bain (Linda) of Bethel Springs and Richard Bain of Selmer; six grandchildren, Melissa Montgomery (Daniel), Jennifer Wilson (Jonathan), Ronny Nixon, Jr., Jonathan Nixon, Jordan Pickens and Haley Pickens; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Nixon, Jaylen Wilson and Landon Montgomery; a sister, Ruby Cox of Walnut, Miss.; four brothers: David Mathis (Mary) and Jimmy Mathis (Brenda), all of Hornsby, Wayne Mathis (Karla) of East Prairie, Mo., and Joe Mathis (Shirley) of Stantonville; and many extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bain was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Lee Bain; and a brother, Buddy Ray Mathis. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) April 21, 2011

Earlene Bailey Jones Date of Death – April 15, 2011 Earlene Lucille Bailey Jones, 80, of Jacks Creek, passed away April 15, 2011, at McNairy County Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held April 17 at the Community of Christ Church with Elder Dale Galimore and Elder Dwight Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Bailey Cemetery with Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel in charge. She was born in Henderson County and grew up in Henderson and Chester County, the daughter of the late Clark Braden and Violet Ida Ridley Bailey. She graduated from Chester County High School in 1948. She married Melbern Jones in 1948, and they made their home near Jacks Creek most of their married life. She worked at Salant and Salant and then as a secretary for Bailey Brothers Trucking. She was a master seamstress. She was a member of the Jacks Creek Community Club and a member of the Community of Christ Church. She is survived by her husband, Melbern Jones; two daughters, Patsy Denton and Karen Shumate (Bill), all of Jacks Creek; a brother, Lavern Bailey (Shirley) of Henderson; two sisters, Jo Ann Jones (Newsome) and Kathy Mays (Ralph), all of Jacks Creek; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Fran Bailey of Jacks Creek. She was preceded in death by a brother, Judge Howard Bailey. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) April 21, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Leon Robison

Albert C. Jones

June 27, 1931 – April 18, 2011 Waymon Leon Robison, 79, of Jacks Creek, died April 18, 2011, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were held April 20 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with Bro. Bobby Russ officiating. He was assisted by Bro. Tom Robinson and Phyllis Crawford. Burial followed with Military Honors at Milledgeville Cemetery. He was born in Milledgeville, son of the late Lee and Pauline Ellis Robison. After graduation from Adamsville High School, he went to work for Pickwick Electric Company. In the early ‘50s he served four years in the United States Navy as an electrician on a Mine Sweeper. Following his service in the Navy, he worked for Memphis Light, Gas and Water while attending Memphis State University. Later he began his career of 35 years as a riverboat captain/pilot on the Mississippi River. Mr. Robison was a very active member of the Sanford Hill Baptist Church. He loved his church very much and in the past had served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a Chester County Commissioner for 24 years. His proudest accomplishment as a county commissioner was being instrumental in securing the new Chester County Criminal Justice Center. He was a past Most Worshipful Master of Masons, where he was a 50year plus member and also had served as a past Worthy Patron of Eastern Star. Mr. Robison, known to many as “Poncho,” was also famous for his “Robison Peaches.” He and his wife Kay operated a peach orchard in Jacks Creek. He enjoyed all aspects of his hobby, especially talking with all of his customers. His favorite pastime was going to Jack’s Restaurant, drinking coffee, and talking to all his “Roundtable” buddies. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kay Phillips Robison; two sons, Bill Robison (Monica) of Jackson and Phillip Robison (Polly) of Beech Bluff; one daughter, Phyllis Robison Crawford (Jeff) of Henderson; four grandchildren, Gavin and Kylee Crawford and Reese and Garrett Robison; and a brother, Larry Robison (Betty) of Bruceton. The family requests memorials be made to the Gideon’s International or the American Heart Association.

Date of Death – April 18, 2011 Albert C. Jones, 77, of Henderson, passed away April 18, 2011, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were held April 20 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Johnson Chapel with Rev. Donald Jones and Rev. Ken Frye officiating. Burial followed in New Friendship Cemetery. He was born in Henderson County, the son of the late Clifford and Jessie Dee Mayo Jones. He lived in Chester County most of his life. He married Wilma Henley on Aug. 22, 1964. Mr. Jones worked as a self-employed brick mason. He attended Faith Fellowship Church. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Jones of Henderson; a daughter, Threse Mealer of Henderson; five sons, Edward Wayne Jones of Cape Coral, Fla., Jimmy Jones, Donald Jones, Jeff Jones and Eddie Henley, all of Henderson; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Alene Green of Huntingdon, Jean Hodge and Mamie Climer, both of Henderson, and Jo Ann Peterson of Lexington; and a brother, Coy Jones of Henderson. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pam McCaskill on July 3, 2007; and two brothers, Clarence Jones and Billy Jones.

Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) April 21, 2011

Ruby Crowe Date of Death – April 17, 2011 Ruby Lee Snider Crowe, 89, of Enville, passed away April 17, 2011, at Chester County Healthcare. Funeral services were held April 19 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with Rev. Mike Deal and Rev. Bill Evans officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery at Enville. She was born and reared in Chester County, the daughter of the late Ernest Theodore and Flossie Bradley Snider. She went to school in Chester County and in 1947 married to Raymond Edward Crowe. They lived most of their life near and in Enville. Mr. Crowe worked for the State Highway Department and the County Road Department and Mrs. Crowe worked at Garran at Adamsville from 1956 until 1977, when she retired. She was a member of the Wild Goose Quilters at Enville and a member of the Enville First United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Larry Crowe of Enville; a daughter-in-law, Jane Crowe of Jacks Creek; four grandchildren, Tammi Crowe Beshires (Johnny), Tim Crowe (Kelly), Elizabeth Mullins, and Mary Beth Rowland (Wesley); six great-grandchildren and three great greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Edward Crowe in 2001; a son, Eugene Crowe in 1989; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Hulon Snider; and a sister, Amy Snider Gage. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) April 21, 2011

Mildred Noblitt May 29, 1929 – April 11, 2011 Mildred Noblitt, 81, of Henderson, passed away April 11, 2011. Funeral services were held April 14 at Laughlin Service Funeral Home in Huntsville, Ala., with Tommy Rosenblum officiating. Burial followed in Maple Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Noblitt was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Allen Noblitt. Survivors include son, Steve Noblitt of Lacey’s Spring, Ala.; a daughter, Debbie Cone (Terry) of Henderson; grandchildren, Christine Ake (Jerry) of Athens, Ala., and Mark Noblitt of Huntsville; greatgrandsons, Garrett Ake and Hayden Ake; and a sister, Eva Jane Stewart of Huntsville. Memorials may be made to your favorite charity. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) April 21, 2011

Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) April 21, 2011

Knowledge and discovery Many people have shared with me their revelations of what they have learned in the past year or so in their journey with grief. I rejoice with them because they look back on where they began this journey of discovery, heartache, and renewal and are often amazed at what they have accomplished, and how much they have grown. Yet there is much misinformation and change that has taken place in our lives that challenges our understanding of grief from our parents and grandparents. When I was a child, I was told that my maternal grandparents held the funeral of my maternal grandfather in the living room of my mother’s childhood home. The reasons that made that death of a loved one a common occurrence are among the same that have made our experience with loss today so difficult. We are more private in our lives and our dealing of death. We used to share more with our extended families and our community. Thus where loss was a common experience shared with the whole family, today many families shelter their children and grandchildren from loss. Our need to learn and understand the nature of grief and the coping skills necessary for a successful transition to our changed life is needed more now than in generations past, because our culture has changed so drastically from our parents and grandparents. Read all you can on the subject and seek out resources to assist in the progression forward of our healing in our grief. There needs to be open discussion of death and loss with loved ones to educate and to display that transition and change is normal. Life is not all sunshine without rain, plains without hills, valleys, difficulties come, and adversity will strengthen us for the future. Voltaire said, “Life is thickly sown with thorns… the longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.” This is Sunrise.

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‘Fine Free’ month at CC Library

Revivals/Homecomings Unity Baptist Church located at 2475 Hwy 22A North, Jacks Creek, will have their youth lead revival Wednesday through Friday, April 20-22. Bro. Ronald Long of First Baptist Church of Lexington will conduct the services starting at 7 p.m. All ages are encouraged and welcome to attend. For more information, call the church at 989-5571. Old Path Baptist Church, 4880 Hwy. 22A at Enville, will have revival services at 7 p.m. April 25-27. Bro. Ron Loving will preach. Everyone is welcome. Hopewell Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, May 1. Pastor Randy Morris will preach at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow and singing around 1 p.m. featuring the Wendell Owen Family and others. Everyone is invited.

It’s all about Jesus at the Cross Hopewell Baptist Church, 1000 Arl Bailey Road at Finger, will have a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. April 22, “It’s all about Jesus at the Cross.” The time had come, the soldiers were there, an event that changed the world. It could change yours too if you only knew and understood. Come hear the rest of the story. If you do know it, come help praise the Lord for what He did. The Mike Cothren Family will be singing, as well as others.

Kids’ Easter Celebration Bring your children to an Easter Celebration at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Forty Forks Baptist Church, 762 Ed Barham Road at Bethel Springs. Activities include games, stories, food, and an egg hunt, all to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. For information, call Becky Smith at 934-7457 or 645-2271.

Sunrise service Antioch Baptist Church is having sunrise services at 6 a.m. and regular services at 10:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 24. Everyone is invited.

‘The Resurrection Story’ Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 6185 Rowsey School Rd., would like to invite everyone to attend the Sanctuary Choir’s presentation of their Easter musical, “The Resurrection Story,” at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 24. This musical presents in both music and drama the last days of Jesus on this earth and culminating with the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. You will not want to miss this exciting presentation. For more information, call the church office at 645-8868 or Pastor Mike Hollaway at 610-1077. A nursery will be provided for ages birth through age 3.

Free Food Pantry A free food pantry is set up for the needy only from 9-11 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month, at Montezuma United Methodist Church. Take Hwy. 45 South from Henderson, turn right on Montezuma Road (across from Estes Church of Christ), the church is located three miles on the right. Drive around to the back of the church. Due to overwhelming response, the requirements for baskets are: must be a Chester County resident; picture ID for all adults; SS cards for the household; proof of residency, household income, custody for children; verification of children’s ages; your actual utility or rental bill; proof of household monthly expenses and loss/crisis (layoff notice or doctors’ excuse); DL may be required. For those who don’t have transportation, call 608-1038 or 695-9497.

To give everyone a break from high gas prices and soaring food prices, the Chester County Library has declared the month of April to be Fine Free. Bring in your overdue materials, no matter how late they are and we will forgive the fines. If you currently have fines on your card, come by and we will remove them. This offer is good for the month of April only.

Easter Egg Hunts Chickasaw State Park’s annual Easter egg hunt will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. The hunt will take place at the main parking lot at the park. There will be three age groups: Ages 4 and under, ages 5-7, and ages 8-10. There will be a prize egg in each age group. For information, call the park office at 989-5141. First Baptist Church of Finger will have an Easter egg hunt for children ages 10 and under at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the ballpark behind the Finger Community Center. Prizes will be given away. The public is invited.

Annual FHU Marketplace The annual Freed-Hardeman University Marketplace will be on Saturday, April 23. The proceeds from this event will be benefiting the Shane Ruiz Student Emergency Fund. It will take place from 8 a.m.–noon in Bader Gym at FHU, 158 E. Main St. in Henderson. If anyone would like to donate anything to be sold at the event to benefit the emergency fund or for more information, contact

eWellness Classes There will be a monthly Lunch and Learn health class every month at the UT Extension office on Crook Avenue. The next class is from noon to 1 p.m. April 25. Everyone is invited to attend this informal class and pick up a Food/Activity Diary. You’ll learn more about UT’s eWellness program and how easy it is for you to participate in this on-line program. eWellness helps track your healthy behaviors and will work with what you’re already doing. For more information, call Amy DeLeon-Rogers at 989-2103, or visit eWellness at

Reception for retiring EMA Director Mike Burkhead There will be a retirement reception for EMA Director Mike Burkhead from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Public Safety Building in the UT Extension meeting room. Everyone is invited to attend.

Roby VFD Spring Fundraiser The Roby Community Volunteer Fire Department Spring Fundraiser will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 30. Barbecued chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs will be sold.

Bishop Family Reunion There will be a Bishop family reunion from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Enville Methodist Church Recreation Building. All Bishop descendants and friends are invited. To sign up or for more information, contact Barry Bishop at 931-455-0377 or Nancy Freeman in Henderson.

CCHS Class of ’81 planning reunion The Chester County High School Class of 1981 has slated its 30-year reunion for Saturday, June 11. Forward your address, phone numbers and email address to Cindy Sherrill Jones, 4965 Wilson School Road, Henderson, TN 38340, or Facebook Renee Ross Phelps or email Other classmate contact information is needed.

McNairy Equine meeting The McNairy Equine Association will have a business meeting at 9 a.m. at the Rockabilly Cafe on Saturday, April 23, to elect officers, and will host a Trail Ride at Big Hill Pond on Saturday, April 30, at 9 a.m. The cost for the Trail Ride is $10 per rider or $25 per family; lunch will be provided. Negative Coggins required. Call 610-5534 for information.

CC Library used book sale The Friends of the Chester County Library will have a used book sale beginning Monday, May 2. Hardbacks are 50 cents, paperbacks are 25 cents, or you may fill up a bag of books for $3. DVDs/Videos/Audio Books are $1 each.

FHU Associates’ Rummage Sale The Freed-Hardeman University Associates’ will have a rummage sale at the National Guard Armory on Wednesday and Thursday, May 4-5, from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. On Friday, May 6, from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. everything will be half price. From 2-7 p.m. on Friday, fill a shopping bag with clothes for $1 and other items will be half price. All proceeds from the sale will go toward scholarships.

Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten registration will be held from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 6, at North Chester School cafeteria at 186 Luray Ave. A child must be 5 years old by Sept. 30, in order to be eligible for kindergarten for the 2010-11 school year. Documents needed during the registration process include the

Tennessee Immunization Record or Child Health Record, physical exam record (dated no more than one year prior to the start of school on Aug. 2), birth certificate (official copy), social security card, and proof of residence (example: water bill, electric bill, or rent receipt). For more information about registration, call Linda Patterson or Patsy Doyle at 989-5134 or Ethel Wade at 9898143. If you have not returned a survey indicating that your child is eligible for kindergarten, call the Board of Education office at 989-5134.

Bake Sale/Mothers’ Day Desserts There will be a bake sale featuring “Mothers’ Day Desserts” from 8 a.m. until on Saturday, May 7, in the parking lot of Enville Methodist Church. Items for sale will include: Homemade breads, cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, sandwiches, sausage and biscuits, and lemonade. Proceeds will go for upkeep of the Enville Community Center.

Mothers’ Day Banquet Beech Spring Baptist Church Choir will host its 20th annual Mothers’ Day Banquet at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Chester County Senior Center, 247 E. Main St. Minister Chris Rainer will be the speaker. A donation of $10 is requested. The public is invited.

Pine Wood Derby and Baseball for Special Needs Children Through the help of our local Cub Scouts, special needs children will have the opportunity to participate and create memories of their own. The inaugural Pine Wood Derby for Special Needs Children will begin with car construction on Saturday, May 7, at Fellowship Bible Church in Jackson. The race will be the following Saturday, May 14, in the same location. To sign your child up to participate in this event, email Michael Richerson ( or call Mona DeFord at 343-1627, no later than Saturday, April 16. Special Needs Athletics Baseball season starts Thursday, May 5, and will run for 10 consecutive weeks. All games will be played at the West Tennessee Sportsplex on Field 1. If you want to play and haven’t signed up yet, call Mona DeFord at (731) 343-1627 or Michael Richerson at (731) 3946675 for instructions.

CCHS Class of 1991 Reunion The Chester County High School Class of 1991 will hold its 20-year reunion at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Miss Ollie’s at 111 E. Lafayette St. in Jackson. Please send $25 per person to Marilyn Malone Davis, PO Box 412, Henderson, TN 38340 no later than May 20, or contact Bruce McIntyre at for more information.

Senior Centers plan trips The Chester County Senior Center is planning a trip to the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam for May 17-27. The cost is $919 per person (double occupancy). For information and reservations, contact Joanne Bulliner-Osborne at 989-7434. The Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to Amelia Island, St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Fla., May 9-14. The cost is $599 per double occupancy. The Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a trip out West for July 23-31, and a Western Caribbean Cruise Oct. 15-23. For more information, call Hollie Knight at 645-7843.

Recycle cell phones The Chester County Senior Center and the Chester County Solid Waste Department have joined together to recycle cell phones. You may drop them off at Miller’s Big Star, all five convenience centers, or the Senior Center. It helps the environment and is a fundraiser for the Senior Center. Used ink cartridges are also recycled.

Quilt Group meets monthly “Quilters Without a Clue” meet the third Saturday of each month at the Chester County Library from 9:30 to noon. Quilters/needle workers of all experience levels are welcome. Lessons will be given for beginning quilters. For more information, call Carol at 608-2974 or go by the Fabric Corner, 110 E. Main St. in Henderson.

Hospice volunteers needed Hospice of West Tennessee is looking for volunteers to sit with cancer patients, run errands, read to them and provide companionship. Hospice volunteers are needed in Henderson and surrounding towns. For more information, call 664-4220.

Word Weavers meets each month Word Weavers, a local writing group, meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Chester County Library. Word Weavers is a group for anyone interested in writing. Visitors are welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous The Henderson group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. each Tuesday (closed discussion), 8 p.m. on Thursdays (open discussion) and 3 p.m. on Sundays (open discussion and big book). Meetings are now located at First United Methodist Church on North Ave. in Henderson. For more information, call 989-8348.

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“Operation Take It Back” Local physician on Apr. 30 panel for prescription drug abuse awareness

McKenzie honored by Guard Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

SSG Christopher Smith, left, of the Tennessee National Guard, presents an award to General Sessions Judge Larry McKenzie in recognition of his support for the Guard. The award statuette was specially made to commemorate the sacrifices of soldiers in the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The West Tennessee Women’s Center and the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of JacksonMadison County invites the public to a free seminar about the abuse of prescription drugs. The event called “Rx for Addiction” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at the Jackson State Community College McWherter Center, Ayers Auditorium. Event organizers say the abuse of prescription drugs stems from the availability, the lack of stigma associated

SOLD! Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Just minutes before Johnny Thomas was to close the deal for purchase of a used pickup truck, an accident closed the deal for him. At approximately 10:15 a.m. Thursday, an Airgas South delivery truck, driven by Johnny Ward of Lexington, attempted to negotiate a turn from Bolton Ave. onto Main Street when it struck a utility pole. The pole toppled on to the truck Thomas had just parked on Main Street, smashing into the windshield. The truck was owned by Guinn’s Used Cars of South Church Street. There were no apparent injuries.

with street drugs, and the false belief that they are always safe. Join Community AntiDrug Coalition of JacksonMadison County and the Tennessee Drug Diversion Task Force for an informative discussion on the number one misused drug in our community. The panel of speakers includes: Timothy Linder, MD of Henderson; Honorable Don Allen; Betty Barnette; Investigator Byron Maxedon; Cynthia B.

Fisher, Pharm.D.; and Tony Parsons. “Operation Take It Back” is a one-day program from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. The public can bring unused medications for safe, anonymous disposal and keep them off the street and out of the environment. The three locations are Jackson Police Department at 234 Institute Drive; Phipps Pharmacy at 10 Channing Way; and South Jackson Community Center at Malesus Park.

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The search is on!

Lonnie Cobb car show to benefit Humboldt CPC Lonnie Cobb presents the fourth annual Open Car Show Saturday, April 30, at Humboldt Chrysler Dodge Jeep. Owners of cars and trucks of all makes, models and years are invited to come be a part of this fundraiser for Humboldt Exchange Club/Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Registration is at 8 a.m., with judging at noon and awards at 2 p.m. Rain date is May 1. For more information, call John Garner at 731-225-8539 or Jean at 784-4500. Humboldt Chrysler Dodge Jeep is located at the intersection of Hwy. 70-79 and Hwy. 45 Bypass in Humboldt.

Eden Burleson, 4, was one of the children who gathered for the Easter Egg Hunt at the Library Tuesday morning.

Riley Massey, 3, seemed to be a serious egg hunter, claiming one egg, but eyes already on the next prize!

Photos by Holly Roeder, Independent

The Chester County Library packed a whopping 33 visitors into the story room for story time Tuesday morning. Afterward, children raced to fill their baskets and pails for the Library’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on the side lawn.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Eagle baseball wins Appeal championship One year after weather prevented them playing for the tournament title, Chester County defeated McNairy Central 11-3 for the championship of the Independent Appeal baseball tournament on a cool and windy Saturday in Selmer. CCHS won their pool with a 2-1 record before meeting the Bobcats. The two teams were scheduled to meet for the championship the previous year also; however, a threat of tornadoes prevented the Eagles from making the trip to Selmer, and the Bobcats declared themselves the winners. However, an eight-hit CCHS attack that featured three home runs sealed the deal this time. The Eagles scored three runs in the first inning on a three-run shot by Josh Cupples, but the Cats responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame off CCHS pitcher Josh Hatch. But Hatch gave up only two more hits for the remainder of the game while fanning five. Three wild-throwing McNairy pitchers gave up nine walks to CCHS hitters. The Eagles took control of the affair in the fifth inning when Adam Crouse and Hunt hit backto-back dingers. In their first game of the event, CCHS avenged a loss to Hardin County a week earlier by thumping the Tigers 13-0 at Adamsville. Cupples was in control on the mound

giving up only two hits. At the plate, Crouse hit yet another home run, a grand slam in the third inning. Jeremy Crouse added two hits and two RBIs. Bolivar Central stopped the Eagles in the next contest, 13-3, highlighted by Jake Melaro’s two-run home run in the first inning. Now needing a victory over Adamsville on the Cardinals’ home turf to advance in the tournament, the Eagles were in trouble, trailing 3-0 after four frames. However, they sent 10 batters to the plate in the fifth, scoring six times for the 6-4 win. The inning began with a double by Melaro, and one out later by consecutive hits by Beecham and Brandon Berry. With two outs, Jeremy Crouse followed with an RBI single,

Photos courtesy McNairy County News, Selmer

Andrew Hunt, left, is congratulated by CCHS head coach Mike Goff after a home run last weekend in a tournament in Selmer. At right, Josh Cupples is mobbed by teammates at home plate after a similar feat. and Nails reached on an error scoring another run. Adam Crouse walked to load the bags, and when Hunt was hit by a pitch, CCHS scored again. Melaro came to the plate

for the second time in the inning and batted in two more runs before getting thrown out on the bases. In a regular season game April 13 at Eagle Field, the Eagles

destroyed Middleton 15-5. Hunt got the victory with five innings of four-hit ball. He struck out three. The Eagles ended the affair with a seven-run fifth when Nathan Nails

drove in two runs with a single. Hunt had a home run and three runs driven in. Cupples collected three hits with four RBIs, and Tanner Beecham also had three hits.

Photo by Kelly Hatch

Chester County High School won the Independent Appeal baseball tournament last weekend in Selmer, defeating McNairy Central in the title game.

Hodum easing in to CCHS football program Even though it’s the off season, attendance at the Chester County High School Quarterback Club meeting Thursday at the school exceeded the normal turn out. They came to meet the Eagles’ new head coach who last fall had led his former school to the state title game. Michael Hodum, a CCHS assistant from 9395, accepted the job last month replacing nine-year incumbant Jeff Cupples who is stepping up into administration. Additionally, the enthusiastic Hodum brought along his former defensive coordinator at Trinity Christian, Derrick

Pritchard, to ocupy the same job at CCHS. Cupples stated it was an honor that the Eagle program has reached a level to attract a coach with the credentials Hodum brings. “I’m happy to be back. I’m very glad to be back,” Hodum beamed. However, he emphasized that the job is not about himself, or victories, or making a name for the school. “It’s about the young men, making them better men, to have a better world to live in. When their character is where it should be, wins and loses take care of themselves.” CCHS returns a large senior class following a

second-straight 5-6 season, and some are predicting great things for the Eagles in 2011. Until the school year


“It’s not about trying to make a name for the school, …. it’s about the young men, making them better men, to have a better world to live in.” New CCHS head football coach Michael Hodum Sports camps scheduled at FHU Each year, Freed-Hardeman University offers a wide assortment of summer camps for interested parties who wish to challenge and extend their abilities to a new level of competition. Cub Camps are for campers entering kindergarten through third grade. The volleyball day camp is for third through sixth grades. Camps scheduled for 2011 include: • Baseball Cub Camp – May 23-26 • Basketball Cub Camp – TBA • Girls’ Soccer Camp – June 19-23 • Baseball Boarding/Day Camp – June 6-10 • Baseball Day Camp – June 7-10 • Boys’ Soccer Camp – June 19-23 • Volleyball Day Camp – June 20-22 • Soccer Cub Camp – June 20-24 • Volleyball Boarding Camp – June 22-25 • Girls’ Basketball Camp – June 26-30 • Boys’ Basketball Camp – July 17-21 • Girls’ Basketball Post Camp – TBA For more information, call the FHU athletics office at 989-6900.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

New Chester County head football coach Michael Hodum, right, meets with parents and supporters during the CCHS Quarterback Club meeting Thursday. ends at his present school in Jackson, Hodum will have limited contact with the CCHS team. However, he stated he is impressed with the work ethic of the players and the organiza-

tion of their workouts. Spring practice starts May 5, and the Eagles will scrimmage at Haywood at 2 p.m. May 19. “Be patient with us; there will be some

changes,” Hodum told the parents. Offensively, he indicated his interest in throwing the football more. The next QB Club meeting is 6 p.m. May 12.

Compton on his way to Bethel Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Corey Compton, seated at center, signed scholarship papers Monday to attend Bethel University in McKenzie as a member of the Wildcats Shooting Sports team. Compton is surrounded by his parents, Nancy and Donald Compton, and seated at far right is Compton’s youth coach, Robin Smith. Standing from left are Billy Cook, ATA delegate; Lance Rider, Bethel assistant coach; Donna Bishop, coordinator of the local AIM shooting program; and Bethel head coach Bub Edwards.

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Woods named MVP of 2010-11 Eagle basketball Senior Wesley Woods brought home top honors at the Chester County High School boys’ basketball awards night April 12 at Snookum’s Restaurant. Woods was named the Most Valuable Player on the team following a 17-8 season for CCHS. A video of season highlights was shown, followed by comments from CCHS head coach Clay Murley. “They played hard this year. They had a good year,” said Murley. However, he pointed out that it was a bittersweet year, having a great 13-1 start with a No. 10 state ranking, but not advancing beyond district play. Yet, for the third straight year, the district produced the state champion. “This group, top to bottom, was the most enjoyable group I’ve ever had,” Murley continued. “They were very respectable, very hard-working – a good group of guys.” Murley, who announced last month that he would not return for another year as head coach of the Eagles, concluded he could not have had a better group of players to go out with. “I’m honored to be their coach,” he said. Statistical leaders for the Eagles included: field goal percentage – Wesley Woods and Kirk Atkins, 65 percent; and Chris Gilbert, 59 percent; three-point field goal percentage – Zach Phillips 39.3 percent; free-throw percentage – Tony Phelps 88 percent; rebounds – Woods 230, including 70 offensive boards; assists – Will Jones with 95; steals – Woods with 34; and blocks – Gilbert and Woods 16 each. Woods led the team in scoring with 14.2 points per game, followed by Gilbert at 13.4, and Jones at 9.0. Awards presented were, Hustle Award – Atkins; Most Improved – Phelps; Eagle Award – Gilbert; Coach’s Award – Jones; and Most Valuable Player – Woods.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Receiving awards at the recent Chester County High School boys’ basketball awards night included, seated from left: Hunter Johnson, Wesley Woods, Will Jones, and Chris Gilbert; and standing from left: Kirk Atkins, and Tony Phelps.

Lady Lions hold onto third in conference The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions held onto their third-place position in the TranSouth Conference following a double-header split with Mid-Continent University Monday afternoon, losing game one 3-2 before bouncing back with an 118 win. The Cougars scored in the bottom of the sixth inning off FHU starter Sarah Elizabeth Cousar (10-8) that proved to be the winning run after the Lady Lions tied the game in the top of the frame. MCU loaded the bases with one out on a pair of

singles and an error, but Cousar was able to hold the Cougars to one run. Samantha Stricklin hit a two-out, pinch hit single in the top of the seventh but was stranded when Bailey Morgan was retired to end the game. FHU (17-18, 12-10) recovered in game two with a five-run third inning, but still had to score runs in the sixth and seventh innings to earn the split. The Lady Lions carried an 8-3 lead into the bottom of the fourth before MCU scored five runs over the next two innings to tie the game.

Freed-Hardeman retook the lead in the top of the sixth after Brittany Yates led off with a single and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and a groundout. She came in to score when Amanda Hostettler’s throw to first on a Jill Brock grounder was wild, giving FHU a 98 lead. Savannah Cole, pitching in relief of Cousar, then worked out of a jam in the bottom of the inning with some help from Natalie Nelson in right field. Nelson gunned down Alyssa Ybarra at the plate with two outs as

Ybarra attempted to score from second base on a single. FHU got some insurance in the seventh scoring twice after the first two batters of the inning were retired, getting RBI singles from Yates and Betsy Pickler. Cousar re-entered in the circle and retired the side in order in the seventh. Cole (3-3) picked up the win in relief, her second win in as many days. Yates and Brittny Johnson each had three hits in game two while Brock added two hits.

Lady Lions move up in softball standings Freed-Hardeman split a pair of TranSouth Conference softball games on Sunday, falling to Martin Methodist 10-6 in eight innings, before winning the nightcap 3-2 in nine innings. The games were moved to Sunday after a rainout on Friday. Cousar downs Mid-Cont. Sarah Elizabeth Cousar won both ends of a doubleheader as the Lady Lions swept Mid-Continent University, 3-0 and 5-3, on Saturday afternoon at Morgan Stadium. Cousar (10-7) tossed her third shutout of the season in the first game and overcame both a rocky start. Freed-Hardeman scored runs in the first, third and fifth innings of the first game while Cousar stranded seven Cougars on base in the shutout. Three of FHU’s seven hits came in the first inning, capped by Natalie Nelson’s RBI single. Brittny Johnson had an RBI groundout in the third to score Cousar, who previously hit a one-out triple that nearly cleared the right-center field fence. Amber Vansandt singled home Bailey Morgan in the fifth inning for the Lady Lions’ final run of the game. Cousar cruised until the seventh inning when MCU got a pair of singles to put runners on first and second with two outs, but the freshman struck out Kelly Fougerousse to end the game. Mid-Continent seemed to figure out Cousar in game two, putting together four straight hits with two outs to score twice in the first inning. But FHU

answered with aggressive baserunning in the bottom of the inning which led to three runs thanks in large part to four stolen bases, including a double-steal by Johnson and Vansandt which saw Johnson narrowly avoid a tag to steal home. For the next four innings, the game turned into a pitchers’ duel with neither team able to cross the plate. FHU finally broke through in the sixth with Augusta McClary and Cousar drawing one-out walks and coming around to score when MCU right fielder Lacee Underwood misplayed a fly ball off the bat of Vansandt with two out. As it turned out, those runs were needed. The Cougars opened the top of the seventh with three straight singles to load the bases but only managed one run as Cousar got three consecutive ground ball outs that included a force at home to limit the damage to only one run. Vansandt went 2-for-3 in game one while Johnson and Brittany Yates each had a pair of hits in game two. FHU, Union split series Timely hitting from a pair of freshmen helped the Freed-Hardeman pick up a split against Union University April 12 at Morgan Stadium, winning game one 6-5 before losing the nightcap 13-2. Morgan’s single in the bottom of the 10th inning completed FHU’s third comeback of the first game and gave the Lady Lions a thrilling one-run win, handing Union (3110, 17-3) just its third loss in conference play. Freed-Hardeman

scored once in the bottom of the sixth to eventually send the game into extra innings, and answered Union in the eighth with two runs to stay alive until scoring twice in the tenth to get the win. Vansandt’s sacrifice fly scored Cousar to tie the game in the sixth inning after Cousar led off with a double. Nelson came up with key plays on defense and offense in the eighth that kept FHU in the game. In the top of the inning, she threw out Shelby Lamb at home plate from right field to complete an inningending double play. She

followed with a two-run double in the home half that tied the contest. Neither team scored in the ninth, sending the game into international tie breaker in the tenth. After Union scored once in the top of the inning, Nelson came through with another clutch hit to tie the game before Morgan delivered the game-winning hit scoring Nelson. Cousar threw all 10 innings to get the win. Nelson tied a school record with four hits in the first game. Cousar, who also recorded four hits in a game earlier this season, added two hits.

Logjam atop TranSouth Baseball Three teams are locked atop the TranSouth Conference Baseball standings as the league heads into the home stretch. Trevecca Nazarene, Union, and Cumberland are each 14-4, with Martin nearby at 147. The Freed-Hardeman Lions, by virtue of the threegame sweep of Blue Mountain, are fifth in the conference at 8-10, moving up two places from last week. The Lions host Union in a three-game series this weekend beginning with a single game at 6 p.m. Friday at Carnes Field. A doubleheader follows at 1 p.m. Saturday. Tuesday the Lions step out of the conference to host Christian Brothers in a single contest. Lady Lion softball can continue their quest for one of the top seeds in the league tournament when they travel to TranSouth leader Trevecca Nazarene for two games Thursday.

CCHS teams in district contention Spring sports teams at Chester County High School are all in contention for league championships. Eagle baseball, fresh off winning a tournament last weekend in Selmer, plays its next three contests out of the district. Thursday they travel to Hardin County, before hosting Haywood Friday. Monday they make a road trip to Jackson to play Trinity Christian. Eaglette softball hosts always tough South Side at 5 p.m. Thursday, and travels to district leader Lexington on Tuesday. CCHS boys soccer plays at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Christian, and the tennis teams play McNairy Thursday at 3:45 p.m. TranSouth Conference Baseball Standings Team 1. Trevecca Naz. 1. Union 1. Cumberland 4. Martin Meth. 5. Freed-Hard. 6. Bethel 7. Mid-Continent 8. Lyon 9. Blue Mtn.

TS 14-4 14-4 14-4 14-7 8-10 7-11 5-12 4-13 3-18

All 29-18 32-10 35-12 22-19 22-23 17-16 22-23 15-25 15-31

TranSouth Conference Softball Standings Team TS 1. Trevecca Naz. 27-1 2. Union 17-5 3. Freed-Hard. 12-10 4. Cumberland 15-13 5. Bethel 12-12 6. Lyon 11-13 7. Martin Meth. 9-15 8. Mid-Continent 5-23 9. Blue Mtn. 2-18

All 40-3 31-12 17-18 26-22 17-17 19-20 23-24 12-29 4-28

CC Lions successful in two tournaments Submitted photo

The Chester County Lions baseball team has been busy the last two weekends in area tournaments. They placed second April 9-10 in the 13 AA division in the Diamond Demolition Tournament at the Sportsplex in Jackson. Last weekend, also at the Sportsplex, they took part in the RIFA Fill the Food Bank Challenge, taking first place. Team members include, front row from left: Brendan Clayton, Hayden Davidson, and Hunter Swope; second row: Gavin Thompson, Ryan Stanfill, Tamarius Hollingsworth, Kyle Brown, Savon Trice, Josh Laster, Bo Morris, and Daniel Scott; and back row: coaches John Swope, Jim “Moose” Brown, and Wayne Scott. Not pictured, Andy Morris.

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Lion baseball crushes Blue The Freed-Hardeman Lions exploded for 28 runs in two games, completing a series sweep of Blue Mountain College on Saturday afternoon in Blue Mountain, Miss., with wins of 10-0 and 180. The wins moved FHU (22-23, 8-10) into fifth place in the conference standings with six games remaining. The Lions blew game one open with eight runs in the fifth inning while Hunter Newby (3-7) cruised on the hill with a three-hit shutout. Robert Prieto had a pair of RBI hits in the first and third innings to give FHU a 20 lead before the bats got hot in the fifth. Prieto’s third hit of the game drove in Lincoln Lakoff for the first run of the inning. Kyle Dearing scored on a wild pitch with Evan Mansell at the plate, and after Mansell walked, Leamond Arthur hit a grand slam. Lakoff later added a sacrifice fly and Dearing a run-scoring single to account for the final two runs of the inning. FHU didn’t waste any time in game two, scoring 11 runs in the first two innings and capping it off with seven in the fourth. Prieto drove in the first run of the game with a double, and Evan Mansell hit the first of two home runs one batter later to give Freed-

Hardeman a 3-0 lead. Kirkland Wheeler and Jesse Hykes followed with RBI doubles and Lakoff added an RBI single before BMC got out of the inning. FHU added five more runs in the second, highlighted by a Prieto RBI single and Mansell RBI double. Mansell (6) and Arthur (4) hit back-toback home runs in the fourth while Prieto and Justin Mackey both had two-run doubles in the seven-run inning. Roberto Ferguson (42) picked up the win on a four-hit shutout with three strikeouts. Nine of FHU’s 15 hits in game two went for extra bases as Prieto was a perfect seven-for-seven at the plate in the doubleheader while also driving in a total of seven runs. Mackey had two hits in each game while Mansell had three in game two. Hykes also had a pair of hits in the second game.

Five-run inning The Lions scored five runs in the eighth inning, rallying to take the opening game of a three-game series Friday night. Four of those runs came with two outs in the inning with Dearing’s RBI single tying the game at 5-5 after a Wheeler single and Hykes walk put two runners on base. After Mackey drew a walk to

load the bases, the Lions took the lead after an error by BMC shortstop Ben Wallace led to all three runners coming around to score. Joe Mike accounted for the other run in the eighth with a one-out solo home run, his first of the year. The Lions held a 3-1 lead after three innings but the Toppers got a run in the fifth followed by three in the sixth to take their first lead of the ballgame, taking advantage of two errors by FHU reliever Amos Bingham. Mansell’s fourth home run of the year, a two-run shot, gave FreedHardeman a 3-0 lead in the top of the third inning. Dearing put the Lions on the board in the second with an RBI single, but FHU missed a chance to put more runs up early after leaving the bases loaded. Lion starter Andy Southard got a no-decision in five innings of work. He allowed 10 hits but only two runs, stranding eight runners. Bingham (2-3) picked up the win in relief while Drew Suttles closed the door with two scoreless innings for his fourth save of the season. The Lions pounded out 15 hits, led by Wheeler’s 3-for-5 performance. Dearing, Mansell, Prieto, Arthur, and Lakoff each had two hits.

Prieto named Player of the Week Freed-Hardeman’s Robert Prieto was named the TranSouth Conference Baseball Player of the Week for the week ending April 17. Prieto, a 5-foot-11 sophomore from Caracas, Venezuela, hit .818 (9-11) on the week. He helped the Lions to a three-game conference sweep over Blue Mountain. He recorded two hits in the first game of the series, then closed out the series with 3-for-3 and 4-for-4 games. He added five runs, three doubles and drove in seven runs. He also drew one walk while slugging at a 1.091 clip. Prieto is batting a team-leading .415 on the season with 17 doubles and 19 stolen bases.

Lions set season lows at Natural State Classic The Freed-Hardeman Lion golf team recently completed its second tournament of the season at the Natural State Golf Classic, hosted by Harding University and played at Red Apple Country Club. FHU shot a two-day

Lady Lions sign 2,500 point scorer The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions basketball team added a third player to their 2011-12 recruiting class with the recent signing of Layce Colter of Red Boiling Springs. Colter, a five-foot-six guard, prepped at Red Boiling Springs High School where she put together one of the best careers in school history. A four-year starter, Colter scored 2,534 career points and made 342 career three-pointers including 111 as a senior. A three-time all-state

selection, she became the school’s all-time leading scorer and three-point shooter during her junior season. She also shot 82.7 percent from the free throw line during her career and totaled 323 assists and 221 steals. As a senior, Colter averaged 19.8 points per game while shooting 35 percent from three-point range and 87.3 percent from the charity stripe. She also averaged 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game. She was a two-time District 8A MVP and was

named to the Region 4A All-Region team as a junior and senior. She was also the District 7A Freshman MVP and received several all-tournament awards during her time at RBS. “Layce is a prolific three-point shooter with seemingly unlimited range. Her ability to shoot from far beyond the arc can really stretch defenses,” said FHU head coach Dale Neal. “She played for Coach Larry White in an outstanding basketball program at Red Boiling

Springs High School. We believe the tremendous success she had in high school will translate into a great career as a Lady Lion.” Colter has been just as successful off the court, ranking 10th in her class with a 3.8 GPA and has been involved in several school clubs and activities. The daughter of Harold and LaDonna Colter, Layce Colter joins Hayley Newby of Knoxville, and Amber Alexander of Grand Blanc, Mich., in next year’s class.

Courtesy photo

Layce Colter from Red Boiling Springs High School, who scored more than 2,500 points in her high school career, has signed to play college basketball with the Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lions.

Eagle soccer action Photo by Bill Cary, Independent

Hollis Whitehead of Chester County leads the attack in a recent Eagle soccer match. CCHS plays at 5:30 p.m. today, Thursday, at Trinity Christian Academy in Jackson.

total of 650 (329-321) on the par 71, 6,451-yard course, placing 14th in the 15-team field comprised mostly of NCAA Division II schools. Darren Bart was the low finisher for FreedHardeman, placing in a tie for 41st at 159 (86-73). His second-day 73 was tied for the ninth-lowest score of the day, four shots off the low score of 70. The team score of 321 and Bart’s individual score of 73 were both the lowest for FHU this season. Jonathan West shot 161

(82-79) to tie for 46th. Bryant Cashion came in with a 164 (81-83, T61) while Scott Milan shot 168 (82-86, T-66) and Carson Wiley shot 175 (84-91, T-72). The Lions saw their team scores drop for the fourth straight tournament round. FHU finishes up its first golf season since 2005 at the Union University Spring Invitational on Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22, at Wingfoot GC in Union City.

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Freed-Hardeman University 2011 Baseball Schedule Date Opponent Location Apr. 22 Union Henderson Apr. 23 Union (2) Henderson Apr. 26 Christinan Bros. Henderson Apr. 28 Martin Meth. (2) Pulaski Apr. 29 Martin Meth. Pulaski May 2 TBA TBA TranSouth Conference Tournament May 2-5, at TBA

Time 6:00 1:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 TBA

Freed-Hardeman University 2011 Softball Schedule Date Opponent Location Apr. 21 Trevecca Naz. (2)Nashville Apr. 25 Bethel (2) Henderson Apr. 28 Lyon (2) Henderson

Time 4:00 5:00 TBA

Chester County High School 2011 Softball Schedule Date Opponent Apr. 21 South Side ^ Apr. 26 Lexington ^ Apr. 28 McNairy Cent. ^

Location Eaglette Field Lexington Selmer

Time 5:00 5:00 4:00

^ Varsity followed by junior varsity game

Chester County High School 2011 Boys Soccer Schedule Date Opponent Apr. 21 Trinity Christian Apr. 26 Madison Acad. Apr. 28 South Gibson May 3 McNairy Cent. TBA Region Tourney

Location Jackson Jackson* Henderson Selmer TBA

Time 5:30 7:00 5:30 5:00 TBA

* at Hollywood Park

Chester County High School 2011 Baseball Schedule Date Opponent Location Apr. 21 Hardin County Savannah (b) Apr. 22 Haywood Henderson Apr. 25 Trinity Chr. Jackson Apr. 26 South Side Henderson (b) Apr. 28 Jackson Cent. M. Henderson Apr. 29 Riverside Henderson (b) Apr. 30 Crockett County Henderson (b) May 3 District Tourney TBA

Time ^ 6:30 2:00 6:00 5:30 5:30 5:30 4:30 TBA

^ Varsity game time; (b) B-game also; (u) at Univ. School

Chester County High School 2011 Tennis Schedule Date Opponent Apr. 21 McNairy Central Apr. 25 Middleton Apr. 26 Trinity Christian

Place TBA Henderson Jackson **

Time 3:45 3:45 3:45

* North Park; ** Conger Park

Chester County Junior High 2011 Boys Soccer Schedule Date Opponent Apr. 21 Jackson Chr.

Time 5:30

Location Henderson

Jackson Generals 2011 Class AA Baseball Date Opponent Apr. 20 Montgomery Apr. 21 Montgomery Apr. 22 Montgomery Apr. 23 Mobile Apr. 24 Mobile Apr. 25 Mobile Apr. 26 Mobile Apr. 27 Mobile Apr. 28 Chattanooga Apr. 29 Chattanooga Apr. 30 Chattanooga May 1 Chattanooga May 2 Chattanooga May 3 Birmingham May 4 Birmingham May 5 Birmingham May 6 Birmingham May 7 Birmingham May 9 Mississippi May 10 Mississippi May 11 Mississippi May 12 Mississippi May 13 Mississippi May 14 Huntsville May 15 Huntsville May 16 Huntsville May 17 Huntsville May 18 Huntsville May 19 Mississippi May 20 Mississippi May 21 Mississippi May 22 Mississippi May 23 Mississippi May 25 Mobile May 26 Mobile May 27 Mobile May 28 Mobile May 29 Mobile May 30 Montgomery May 31 Montgomery June 1 Montgomery June 2 Montgomery June 3 Montgomery June 4 Tennessee June 5 Tennessee June 6 Tennessee June 7 Tennessee June 8 Tennessee


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Mollie and Mathew McGuire Submitted photos

Mollie and Matthew McGuire got their first turkeys on the family farm the week of spring break. Matthew got his gobbler on Wednesday, Apr. 7, weighing 20 lbs. with a 9½ inch beard and 7/8 inch spurs. Mollie got her gobbler on Friday, Apr. 9, weighing 23 lbs. with a 12 inch beard and 1½ inch spurs. Their parents are Mike and Melodie McGuire.

Wildlife Federation opposes deer breeding/farming act The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Wildlife Federation has voted unanimously to vigorously oppose the White-tailed Deer Breeding and Farming Act (HB1112/SB1568) that has been introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly. Aside from the ethical concerns and public stigma surrounding shooting captive animals that have been bred, bought, and sold for “canned” hunts, the well-documented risk of disease associated with captive cervid populations represents a potentially devastating threat to our abundant natural herds of

CC tennis in nail-biters Chester County High School tennis has been involved in several close matches of late, with several matches going to tiebreakers. On April 13, the Eaglettes easily defeated the South Side Lady Hawks 7-2. Singles match victories came from Natalie Clayton, 8-3, Madie Taylor, 8-5, Beka Heaston, 8-3, Krista Hatch, 8-0, and Brittany Rouse, 8-4. Piper Davis teamed with Clayton to win No. 1 doubles, 8-4; with Taylor and Rouse winning at No. 3 doubles. 8-2. On the boys’ side, only one match was played. Austin Daniel of Chester County shutout his opponent 8-0. April 14 at Lexington, the Eaglettes pulled out a 4-3 victory, while the guys came up short, 1-5. Davis, Clayton, and Hatch won singles matches for the Eaglettes, with Taylor and Hatch winning at No. 2 doubles. Nathan Stack secured the only Eagle win, an 8-4 triumph. Monday versus Adamsville in Henderson, the Eagles narrowly fell to the Cardinals 4-5. Ravi Patel, Brandon England, and Josh Maccarino won in singles play, while England and Justin Daniel came home with an 8-2 doubles win. Michael McMahon came up just short, 8-9 (7-9). Winning girls’ matches for CCHS against Adamsville were Clayton, and Hatch. Beka Heaston fell short in tie-breaker, 89 (5-7). CCHS is at McNairy today, Thursday, and host their final home match at 3:45 p.m. Monday when Middleton comes calling.

white-tailed deer, as well as to our state’s domestic livestock and, arguably, to humans. Federal and state agencies, universities and private organizations across the nation have spent hundreds of millions of dollars studying and fighting Chronic Wasting Disease, bovine tuberculosis, and other fatal diseases that have been discovered in captive cervids and in wild deer and elk populations near captive cervid facilities. Hunting, photographing, and watching wildlife in Tennessee provide hundreds of millions of dollars

annually to Tennessee’s economy. Through TWF’s Hunters for the Hungry program, Tennessee deer hunters and processors provide hundreds of thousands of meals each year through venison donations. Our white-tailed deer herd – nearly extinct a half-century ago – is as healthy as it’s ever been in recorded history. The restoration of our native wild elk population has been a nationally celebrated success. TWF is proud to join with numerous conservation organizations, and countless veterinarians, wildlife biologists, com-

municable disease specialists, hunters, and wildlife lovers in voicing our opposition to legislation that would represent an unnecessary and potentially irresponsible risk to our state’s priceless natural resources. We respectfully request that responsible members of the Legislature and others with a serious concern about the potentially devastating impacts of this business review the many research materials available at our website,, before taking a final position on captive deer farming in Tennessee.


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“T” cap pep rally

Teachers at Jacks Creek Elementary wore “T” caps during a TCAP test pep rally April 13 at the school. Included in the enthusiastic occasion were a series of games involving both students and staff. Above, Jaleah Beauregard celebrates her victory over Dalton Lollar, right, as well as teachers Amber Murley and Mitch Irwin.

Josh Green, center, declares a winner in one of the games while other students watch the events with great interest. Josh Ross and Ryan White compete in an M&M sorting contest against Jacks Creek teacher Joy McKinnon.

Photos by James A. Webb, Independent

By Misty Hall Students at West Chester finished up TCAP this week, but not before one awesome pep-rally! We want to thank Ms. Audra for putting together a great show. Children were motivated by the offthe-wall characters, “Knowledge Tree,” Pinky, Cordelia and Penelope, followed by the thirdgrade students doing the TCAP shuffle. Captain TCAP also made morning visits during announcements with TCAP preparation tips. Kindergarten students are creating baby animals for their spring display in the “K” hallway. They are learning all about the various life cycles of plants, insects and animals. They are also writing their own stories about spring. Kindergarten students will have an egg hunt at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. Parents are invited to attend but teachers ask that children do not bring baskets. While reading the story Henry and Mudge and Mrs. Hopper’s House, Emily Brown’s firstgraders enjoyed writing and illustrating what they would dress up like if they had a room full of costumes! The students were very creative. They even had a student that would dress up like Michael Jackson! Firstgrade teachers are so thankful that Sherri

Cherry has begun staying with us in the afternoons to assist firstgraders at math. Mrs. Cherry has already been coming for reading. She is a tremendous asset to our first-grade teachers and students. First-grade parents are reminded to return field trip permission forms. The first-grade students are excited to be going on their annual spring field trip to Savannah and riding aboard the Pickwick Belle on Wednesday, April 27. First-grade students are also reminded to bring 12 plastic, empty Easter eggs for the egg hunt on April 21. Second grade learned about baseball last week. In reading, their story was Just Like Josh Gibson. It is about a girl who wants to as great a baseball player as Josh Gibson, a famous African-American baseball player. They also ended our Read Across America month with an afternoon snack of green eggs and ham with pink ink to drink while listening to the books, Green Eggs and Ham and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish. If you have a child who will be five years old on or before Sept. 30, Chester County Kindergarten Registration will be May 5 and 6 at the old North Chester building. You will need to bring proof of residence, a copy of your child’s Social Security card, a birth certificate, immunization records, and a physical examination form. If you do not have all information gathered you may go ahead and start the registration process with the information you do have. Open House for new kindergarten students will be at

6:30 p.m. May 9. Some of our upcoming events are first- and second-grade field trips on April 27; kindergarten field trip on April 28; and Field Day on May 6. Check your child’s folder

By Michelle Hopkins Greetings from East Chester! Students at East have been working very hard last week and this week preparing for and taking the TCAP tests. PTO has worked very hard to have special treats for the students each day. Students have gotten special test taking pencils, “thinking” caps with thinking critters that watch them as they take their test and special bracelets. PTO has also provided snacks and juice for each day of our test. Students and teachers would like to say a big thank you to PTO for all you do! We have many very important events coming up as the year starts drawing to a close.

for more information on all of these events. Remember there will be no school for students on April 22 or 29. West Chester Elementary - Where Everyone Stands Tall. Please mark your calendars. April 21: Kindergarten Field Trip. April 22: Good Friday – No School. April 26: Kite Day. April 28: Rain Date for Kite Day. April 29: Staff Development – Students will be out of school. May 4-5: Third-grade field trip. May 5-6: Kindergarten registration. May 6: Field Day. May 10: Kindergarten round-up 6:30 p.m. May 12: Kindergarten awards 6:30 p.m. at Williams Auditorium. May 13: Third-grade pizza party – PTO May 16: First-grade awards – 8:30-9:15 a.m.; Second-grade awards – 9:15-10:00 a.m. in classrooms. May 17: Third-grade parent appreciation breakfast – 8-8:30 a.m.; awards – 8:30-10 a.m. May 18: Teachers work on records/students will be out of school. May 19: Report cards 10-10:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gifted and Talented News By Belinda Anderson Special Education

March and April opened doors into the worlds of music and science for the gifted and talented students in Chester County. The classroom tables held bacteria plates, eco-art animals, an eco-art ferris wheel, math with no numbers, cups of sands with weights, and self-created organisms. Students have interacted with college students, professors from FreedHardeman University and peers as they gained valuable knowledge and experiences. Fifth and sixth graders conducted experiments to see if various disinfectants killed germs well. After swabbing classroom surfaces, the students wiped the swab on a petri dish of agar. Sixth grade student, Colton, swabbed a computer mouse after a day of student use and found that he could grow two different types of fungus and one type of bacteria before the mouse was disinfected. The good news was that there is conclusive evidence that the classroom disinfectant is an effective source for cleaning. Many thanks to Dr. Will Brooks, Dr. Paul Fader and FreedHardeman university students for their leadership in these experiments. Fourth graders completed their eco-art projects and visited Dr. Richard England at FreedHardeman University. Dr. England engaged the fourth graders in a musical experience beyond

compare. They listened as a FHU music major played the flute and clarinet. Dr. England shared an original piece and his musical talent while playing the baby grand in Old Main. Mac Shelton, using only 1 finger, played a m u s i c a l masterpiece...while Dr. England banged away at the keys to make the masterpiece a classic. First through third graders spent an afternoon with Dr. Charles Tucker as research scientists. They analyzed the strength of a bridge through a computer program and made the bridge weaker and stronger with Dr. Tucker’s help. The students then took their knowledge and completed an experiment of their own. Dr. Tucker brought cups, sand, and weights. The students listed different cup/sand combinations and predicted which would hold the most weight before collapsing. As this year concludes, the Gifted and Talented students would like to thank the FreedHardeman faculty and students for their generosity, Chester County Schools for allowing them to be bused to field trips, Principals Scott, Eaton and Fenimore for allowing them to attend gifted classes and Special Education Supervisor, Melinda Parker, for her support as the gifted and talented students explored new adventures this year.

Alpha Chi inducts 28 FHU students, including five local residents Twenty-eight FreedHardeman University students were inducted into Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society in ceremonies April 15. Invitations to membership in Alpha Chi are extended to juniors and seniors of good reputation who are in the upper 10 percent of their class and who have cumulative GPAs of 3.75 on 80 or more credit hours. Included in the 28 inductees are the following local students: Shiradon Howard Kirk, senior special education major from Henderson; Abby Scott, junior arts and humanities major from Henderson; Kristen Mosher, senior biology major from Finger; Desiree Sadler, junior

criminal justice major from Henderson; and Tom Lambert, senior biology major from Henderson.

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Want some adventure?! By J. Brian Signaigo UT Extension Agent

Courtesy photo

A classic ride Recently these junior high students got to go the Junior High Banquet in a classic ride, a 1956 Chevrolet. The students were Carson Naylor, Casey White, Jamie Moody, Mary Emilee Lussier, Elisabeth Hibbett, Sidney Frank, and Bill Lampley. The driver was Carson’s aunt, Lisa Naylor. Fun was had by all.

By Ally Rogers Students finished the TCAP testing on Tuesday. The teachers have all worked really hard preparing the students this year and I know the students took their time and did their best! However, we are all glad to have it behind us now. The junior high will host a sixth-grade night for upcoming sixthgraders to the junior high. This will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. We will also host a fifthgrade night at 6:30 on May 12 for all upcoming fifth-graders. These both will be short meetings to hear about some information, clubs, programs and activities that are offered at the junior high, meet and greet with teachers and tour the building. I encourage all students and their parents to attend, if this pertains to you! Girls’ basketball try-

outs were held Monday afternoon. Current seventh-grade boys’ basketball try-outs will be from 3:15-5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3. Tryouts for current sixthgrade boy’s will be Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoon, May 9, 10 and 13, from 3:30-5 p.m. If you have any questions, email or call Coach Murphy or Coach Kirk. The Junior High boys’ soccer team played Saturday morning against Haywood County and Monday afternoon against St. Mary’s. They will play again at home Thursday, April 21, against JCS. I hope you will make plans to come and support our Eagles! Girls interested in trying out for cheerleading met Tuesday evening for an informational meeting with Heather Jenkins. Tryouts will be April 28 at the CCJHS gym. Good luck to all participating! Spring football practice for all boys playing football begins Monday afternoon. The Academic Banquet will be held Monday evening, May 2. Invitations have been sent to those that are in the Top Five. Please have your student RSVP to me as soon as possible. The Beta and Courtesy

Chester County Head Start Center, East Chester Elementary, Jacks Creek Elementary, and West Chester Elementary Schools

Monday, April 25 Baked chicken rings Or corndogs Whipped potatoes Green peas, salad, roll Baked cinnamon apples Fruit choice, milk choice

Monday, April 25 Baked chicken nuggets Or corndog Mashed potatoes Green peas, salad Fruit choice, milk choice

Tuesday, April 26 Lemon pepper chicken Or ham/cheese chipper Baked sweet potatoes Green beans, salad, rolls Fruit choice, milk choice

Tuesday, April 26 Spaghetti/meat sauce Or ham/cheese chipper Baked sweet potatoes Green beans, Texas toast Fruit choice, milk choice

Wednesday, April 27 Cheeseburger or Chicken fajita wrap Baked tiny tri taters Pinto beans, salad Trimmings April birthday cake Fruit choice, milk choice

Wednesday, April 27 Manager’s choice

Chester County Middle School

Thursday, April 28 Pizza or tuna sandwich California blend, salad Baked potato April birthday cake Fruit choice, milk choice

Thursday, April 28 Pizza or tuna salad plate Seasoned potatoes California vegetable medley Salad Fruit choice, milk choice

Friday, April 29 School dismissed Staff development

Friday, April 29 School dismissed Staff development

Clubs are going on a joint field trip to the Memphis Zoo on Thursday, April 28. Students must turn in their permission slip and $20 before the day. Eighth-grade day at the junior high will be Friday, May 6. This year has gone by so quickly, that it is hard to believe half of our student body will be in high school next year! I hope each eighth-grader will come ready to enjoy a day set aside, just for them! Remember, schools will be dismissed in observance of Good Friday on April 22, and school is dismissed for students only on April 29!

That may be a “loaded” question, but if 4-H members want something to do this summer that is fun, adventurous, and economical and maybe a little different, then read on! First on the calendar is OWLS camp, May 31 – June 3. That stands for Outdoor Wildlife Leadership Service camp. It’s for sixth through 12th grade 4-H members. It’ll be at Chickasaw State Park this year and costs only $150, excluding transportation. 4-H Electric camp is June 21–24 and will be held on the UT Knoxville campus. Obviously, it’s all about

electricity, with lots of other stuff mixed in. It’s for sixth and seventh grade 4-H members only and costs $185, transportation included. A couple of scholarships are available for this one. For those interested in shooting sports, Target SMART (shotgun, muzzleloader, archery, rifle training) will be July 5–8 and will be held at Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia, and the cost is $205, transportation is not included. Also in Columbia on July 5–8 is Jr. High 4-H camp, for sixth through eighth graders. This year’s theme is “Health Rocks,” a very interactive, health-based curriculum. Cost is $205 and trans-

portation is included. For fourth, fifth, and sixth grade 4-H members, Junior 4-H Camp will be July 11–15 and will also be at Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia. Cost is $215, and transportation is included. Interested in lowering any of these camp costs by $25? We have come up with an incentive plan, mainly to get 4-H members more involved in the 4-H “experience.” It will also reward those who want to attend any of these camps. Call the Chester County 4-H office at 9892103 for details. If interested, call as soon as you can – deadlines are fast approaching!

FHU Communication Day sponsors luncheon The Freed-Hardeman University Department of Communication recently hosted a networking luncheon for its communication majors. This opportunity allowed current students to connect with business professionals in their specialized fields and hear their suggestions on potential job opportunities. Twelve professionals from various fields including the music industry, extreme sports, and insurance met with approximately 50 students. Following lunch in the lobby of Brown-Kopel Building, students met several of those who would speak later in the afternoon,

allowing them to learn about the different career paths of each speaker. The afternoon sessions in Ayers Auditorium followed a panel discussion format. The first session focused on “Getting That First Job.” The second session focused more on the importance of graduate school and how to make oneself more marketable in the professional world. Bonnie Davis, a senior public relations major, said, “I think this was a really important learning session for us. With graduation only a month away, it’s nice to see all the different fields open to us.”

Local artist to close out FHU’s senior exhibitions Five graduating art majors at FreedHardeman University have presented or will be presenting their senior art exhibitions in the coming weeks. The shows in the Troy Plunk Art Gallery in the Bulliner-Clayton Visual Arts Center are required for graduation. Josie Goulding, from Mechanicsville, Va., began the gallery shows with her exhibition “Allegory and Delusion.” Goulding’s oil paintings depict various manifestations of sin and its negative effects. Her

Chester County Junior High School *Cereal, fruit, milk choice offered daily Monday, April 25 Chicken fajita/tortilla shells Or Hotpockets Fiesta rice, salad Pinto beans Baked cinnamon apples Tuesday, April 26 Turkey roast/gravy or Honey glazed ham slices Whipped potatoes, roll Green beans, salad Wednesday, April 27 Baked lemon pepper chicken Or manager’s choice Augratin potatoes, rolls Green peas, salad Thursday, April 28 Pizza or barbecue/bun Baked potato, salad Broccoli/cheese Friday, April 29 School dismissed Staff development

Chester County High School *Cereal, fruit choice or

show took place April 1016 with a reception and artist’s talk April 11. Rebecca Phillips, from Gardendale, Ala., will continue the exhibitions with her show, “Select Pieces from my Freed-Hardeman Experience.” It was inspired by the decorative movement of the 1970s and photorealistic paintings. Phillips’ show will be from Monday, April 18, to Friday, April 22, with the closing reception and artist’s talk from 5:30-7 p.m. April 22. Bethany Simpson, from

fruit juice, and milk choice offered daily Monday, April 25 Popcorn chicken (2 lines) Pizza/tri-taters, salad bar Whipped potatoes Green peas, rolls Glazed carrot circles Baked cinnamon apples Tuesday, April 26 Turkey Tetrazzini or Pizza choice/fries Salad bar, rolls Sweet potato casserole Seasoned green beans Baked cinnamon apples Wednesday, April 27 Country fried steak/gravy Pizza, tater tots Salad bar Baked scalloped potatoes Purple hull peas Turnip greens, roll Thursday, April 28 Chicken fajita/tortilla shell Pizza/fries Salad bar Fiesta rice, fried okra Pinto beans Mexican corn Friday, April 29 School dismissed Staff development

Columbia, will present her exhibit, “Fresh from Eden,” from April 25 to April 29. The artist’s talk and reception is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. April 25. The exhibit will include oil paintings, charcoal drawings, and color photographs. Hannah Daniels, from Pataskala, Ohio, will present her exhibit “Through My Eyes” from May 2 to May 6 with the reception and talk May 3 from 5-8

p.m. Megan Atkeson, from Henderson, will close the gallery shows with her exhibition from May 9 to May 13. Atkeson’s reception and artist’s talk will be May 12. The public is invited to attend all of the showings. The gallery is open 8 a.m.5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Drop-in visitors are welcome. Parking is available off White Avenue.

UTM Engineering students bring home ASCE awards University of Tennessee at Martin engineering students claimed several awards in recent competitions at the American Society of Civil Engineers 2011 Deep South Conference at Mississippi State University and the IEEE

SoutheastCon 2011 in Nashville. The following local students participated in the individual competitions. ASCE awards: Third place Overall Award, Adam Frye and Tommy Karnes, both of Henderson.

FHU eases transfer path for Lambuth students Freed-Hardeman University has announced plans to smooth the transition for Lambuth University students who would like to transfer to FHU this summer or fall. “We will do all that we can to facilitate a smooth academic and economic transition,” FHU President Joe Wiley said. FHU has announced it will duplicate scholarship awards received by Lambuth students in the spring semester up to 100 percent of tuition. Students who did not receive a scholarship award this spring may be eligible for an FHU transfer scholarship. In addition, FreedHardeman has waived the

usual $100 housing application fee for Lambuth transfers. Freed-Hardeman has also created a web site listing FHU general education requirements and Lambuth equivalencies to assist students in knowing how their hours would transfer. A step-by-step transfer guide is also available on the web site. All of this information may be accessed at “It is difficult to know how best to help,” Wiley continued, “but we want to provide assistance and encouragement in accord with the way we would want our students to be treated if they were in a similar situation.”

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DRIVERS- PAY INCREASE! REGIONAL Van Drivers start at 37cpm w/1 year experience. Training available for drivers w/less experience. Great Benefits/Home Weekly. Call 888362-8608, or visit EOE. (TnScan) CALL NOW! INTERNATIONAL TRUCK Driving School/ BIH Trucking Company Now taking Students! No CDL, No problem! State WIA Program if qualified, or Financing available. 888-7805539 (TnScan) DRIVERS - TANKER OWNER OPERATOR Average $1.23 / mile (+fuel surcharge) Paid CDL Training Available & Benefits! Call Prime Inc. Today! 800-2770212 (TnScan) DRIVERS/ CDL TRAINING CAREER Central No Money Down CDL Training Work for us or let us work for you! Unbeatable Career Opportunities. *Trainee *Company Driver *Lease Operator Earn up to $51k *Lease Trainers Earn up to $80k (877) 369-7191 (TnScan) DRIVERS- NO EXPERIENCE - NO Problem. 100% Paid CDL Training. Immediate Benefits. 20/10 program. Trainers Earn up to 49¢ per mile! CRST Van Expedited 800-326-2778 (TnScan) NEW STARTING PAY JUST Announced for Van and Flatbed Division. Plus high miles, new equipment And Excellent bene-

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.com 731-285-2685 (TnScan) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM Home. *Medical *Business *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-738-0607, w w w. C e n t u r a O n l i n e . c o m (TnScan)

SAWMILLS -BAND/ CHAINSAW -SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make Money and Save Money In stock ready to ship. Starting at $ 9 9 5 . 0 0 . N 1-800-578-1363 Ext. 300N (TnScan) DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT Children $149.00. Includes FREE name change and marital property settlement documents. Bankruptcy $125.00. Wills $49.00. Criminal Expungements $49.00. Power of Attorney $39.00. Call 1-888-789-0198 — 24/7. (TnScan) HOMEOWNERS WANTED!!! Kayak Pools is looking for demo homesites to display our maintenance-free Kayak pools. Save thousands of $$$ with our preseason SALE! CALL NOW! 8003 1 5 - 2 9 2 5 Discount Code: 950L15 (TnScan) 12 HUD HOMES Back on the

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING WORKS! ONE call & your 25 word ad will appear in 92 Tennessee newspapers for $265/wk or 20 West TN newspapers for $95/wk. Call this newspa-

OTR DRIVERS NEEDED! MESILLA Valley Transportation Class A CDL w/ 1 Yr Exp Great Miles & Great Equipment Call Tony Davidson @ 888-637-4552 (TnScan) NEW PAY FOR COMPANY Drivers & Contractors Earn More Now! Regional Runs, Excellent Miles, Weekly Hometime, New Equipment. CDL-A, 6mo. Experience required. EEOE/AAP 8 6 6 - 3 2 2 - 4 0 3 9 w w w. D r i v e 4 M a r t e n . c o m (TnScan) BIG G EXPRESS 100% Employee Owned OTR Solo Drivers Home Most Weekends, 1yr w/Class A-CDL, Low Cost Insurance, Free PrePass/EZ Pass, APU’s in all trucks 1-800-6849140 ext2 (TnScan)

Public Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS As Required by Chapter No. 426 Public Acts of Tennessee 1997 TCA §30-306 Case Number 2011-PR-116 In the Matter of the Estate of Glen F. Jones, Sr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that on April 1, 2011, Letters Testamentary in respect to the estate of Glen F. Jones, Sr., deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Chester County, Tennessee. All persons, residents and non-residents, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his/her Estate are required to file the same with the Clerk and of the above named Court, within four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This April 1, 2011. Glen F. Jones, Jr., Executor John Talbott, Attorney Cornelia Hall Clerk and Master

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust on property currently owned by JANET AZBILL COFFMAN, Trustee of the James Ruble Azbill Family Trust, and which Deed of Trust was executed by Janet Azbill Coffman, Trustee of the James Ruble Azbill Family Trust and Jana Wilbanks and William Wilbanks, to Kevin T. Clayton, Trustee for CMH Homes, Inc., and is recorded in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee in Record Book 248, page 347, and later re-recorded in Record Book 249, Page 99. WHEREAS, said Trust Deed was later assigned to Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., by Assignment recorded in Record Book 336, Page 80, in said Register’s Office. WHEREAS, the undersigned was appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in Record Book 336, page 81, in said Register’s Office. WHEREAS, the owner of the indebtedness has declared the total amount due and has directed the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described by said Deed of Trust; THEREFORE, this is to give notice that I will on April 29, 2011, commencing at 10:00 a.m., at the Front Door of the Courthouse in Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee cause to be offered for sale and will cause to be sold at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property located in Chester County,

Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING on a fence corner located near the West margin of Carl McGill road, which point is the Northeast corner of Larry Sokoloski (Deed Book 210, Page 7) and the original southeast corner of Azbill; Thence, from the point of beginning, and with the North line of Sokoloski, West 863.83 feet to a fence corner being the Southwest corner of the herein described tract; Thence, on new lines through Azbill, the following calls: North 08 degrees 31 minutes 04 seconds West 248.87 feet; East 907.63 feet to a point in the West margin of Carl McGill Road; Thence, with the West margin of said road, South 01 degrees 36 minutes 52 seconds west 246.22 feet to the point of beginning, containing 5.00 acres. Said property is believed to be 5.00 acres Carl McGill Road, Pinson, Tennessee. Included in this Foreclosure Sale is a 2004 Southern Estates Mobile Home, SER#DESAL0310AB. Interested parties include the following: 1) United States of America, Dept. of Agriculture, pursuant to Trust Deed recorded in Record Book 274, page 308, in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. Said sale will be in bar of all right and equity of redemption, homestead, dower and subject to unpaid taxes, if any. Title is believed to be good, but I sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. R. Bradley Sigler Substitute Trustee 218 West Main Street Jackson, TN 38301

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated September 4, 2006, and recorded on October 10, 2006, appearing of record in Record Book 290, page 641, in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, Donald G. Lynch conveyed to MATT DANIELS, TRUSTEE, cer-

tain real estate therein described, to secure the payment of a certain indebtedness therein set forth to First State Bank, a division of Clayton Bank and Trust (now Clayton Bank and Trust); and WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the Trust Deed, and Clayton Bank and Trust the lawful holder of the note evidencing the indebtedness has declared the entire balance due and payable; and WHEREAS, in proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Eastern Division, in the case styled Donald Lynch, a/k/a Donald G. Lynch, Donnie Lynch Construction, Inc. a/k/a Donnie Lynch and Donna Lynch a/k/a Donna Sue Lynch a/k/a Donna Dickson, Bankruptcy No. 11-10290, Chapter 7, the Honorable G. Harvey Boswell, Bankruptcy Judge, entered on March 23, 2011, an Agreed Order Granting Relief from the Automatic Stay and Abandoning Property, by consent, abandoning property and modifying the automatic stay as to Clayton Bank of Trust, which permits the Successor Trustee to sell at foreclosure the property described in the Trust Deed. WHEREAS, Charles C. Exum was appointed Successor Trustee by instrument appearing of record in Record Book 348, page 216 in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that on April 27, 2011, at 1 o’clock noon, p.m. at the front door of the Court House in Henderson, Tennessee, I will sell to the last, highest and best bidder for cash; all rights to the equity of redemption, statutory right of redemption, homestead curtesy and dower including all elective share and other marital rights were expressly waived and relinquished in the deed of trust as to the following real estate, lying and being in the Sixth Civil District of Chester County, Tennessee, to-wit: Beginning at the intersection of the north margin of Steed Street and the west margin of Mifflin Avenue Extended; thence, from the point of beginning, and with the north margin of Steed Street, south 60 degrees 55 minutes 11 seconds west 74.58 feet to an iron pin set at the southeast corner of lot 7; thence, with the east line of lot 7, north 29 degrees 04 minutes 49 seconds west 123.23 feet to iron pin set at the southwest corner of lot 5; thence, with the south line of lot 5, south 89 degrees 50 minutes 48 seconds east 125.26 feet to an iron pin set in the west margin of Mifflin Avenue Extended; thence, with the west margin of Mifflin Avenue Extended, south 00 degrees 09 minutes 12 seconds west 71.11 feet to the point of beginning, containing 9,048.8 square feet, and being Lot 6 of The Meadows Subdivision, as surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying, Inc., R. L. S. #1999, on September 4, 2003. Description taken from Record

Book 290, page 641. No opinion is rendered as to the accuracy of the legal description. Being the same property conveyed from Michael Bolton and Clifton Reeves, to Donald G. Lynch, by deed dated September 19, 2005, and recorded on September 26, 2005, appearing of record in Record Book 274, page 235, in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. The street address of the property is 701 Mifflin Avenue Extended, Henderson, TN 38340. Said property will be sold by me as Successor Trustee only and subject to any unpaid taxes and assessments and all valid restrictions, covenants or easements, if any, of record on said property, and subject to any and all other liens having priority over the Trust Deed. The Successor Trustee reserves the right to make oral announcements at the time of the public sale which shall apply to the terms of the sale. The Successor Trustee may postpone any sale hereunder to another time or place by so announcing to all present at the time and place of the sale scheduled herein, without the necessity of any further notice whatsoever. INTERESTED PARTIES: Donald G. Lynch This is for the purpose of collection of a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Charles C. Exum, Successor Trustee Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C. 105 South Highland Jackson, TN 38301 731-423-2414

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated February 15, 2008, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded March 10, 2008, at Book 312, Page 369 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Beverly A. Means and Ronald E. Means, conveying certain property therein described to Mid South Title as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Capital One Home Loans, LLC and Capital One Home Loans, LLC’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said

Successor Trustee will, on April 28, 2011 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: All of the following real estate located in The Seventh Civil District, Chester County, Tennessee, more particularly bounded and described as follows, to wit: being all of Lot 13 of the Sugar Creek Subdivision of the Chester County Development Company, Inc., as recorded in plat book 1, page 5, of the Registers Office of Chester County, Tennessee, to which reference is made for the metes and bounds thereof. ALSO KNOWN AS: 125 Pinecrest Drive, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is

subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Beverly A. Means; Ronald E. Means The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 726199653 DATED March 31, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM

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